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Ad hominem
attack against person not issue
Ad populum
when writer appeals to longing to belong, bandwagon appeal
Allusion
reference to another work or event that the reader is assumed to understand or know
Ambiguity
having more than one meaning, indtending confusion
Analogy
comparison of two things
Anaphora
repetition for emphasis
Anecdote
short narrative without plot that leads to thesis
Antecedent
the noun being referred to by a pronoun
Antithesis
opposite
Aphorism
much wisdom in a few words; terse statement with general truth
Begging the question
circular arguement
Catharsis
purges feelings through drama
Colloquialism
slang
Connotation
implied or related meaning
Denotation
definition
Diction
word choice
Epiphany
sudden realization
Euphemism
indirect statement instead of directness to avoid offense
False Analogy
illogical fallacy; draws from not really similar examples
Hubris
excessive pride
Hyperbole
exagerration
Inference
Educated guess
Invective
verbal abuse or scolding
Irony
combination of dialogue and action that is contrary to logic
Juxtaposition
two unlike things side by side to compare and contrast
Logos
appeal through logic
Metonymy
closely related term substituted for a part or whole
Motif
repeated image or idea
Narration
explanation of action
Non sequitur
irrelevant statement, humerous and illogical
Omniscient
form of narration where narrator knows all character's thoughts, actions, and feeling
Onomatopoeia
a word that almost exactly represents a sound
Oxymoron
two words that fundamentally oppose each other used together
Paradigm
pattern or model of thought
Paradox
two ideas that fundamentally oppose each other put together
Parallelism
parallel structure
Parody
a humorous imitation of a work meant to satirize
Pathos
appeal to an emotion
Persuasion
convincing another of the plausibility of an idea
Point of View
a classification of the narration style
Red Herring
attacking one aspect of an issue and claiming a position on another aspect of it
Reductio ad absurdum
reducing a situation to the point of absurdity
Repetition
Repeating of an idea
Rhetoric
methods used to persuade
Sarcasm
satire that ridicules through caustic language