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linguistics
person skilled in speech or languages
metaphor
use of a word denoting one kind of object or idea in place of another to suggest a likeness between them
mood/tone
state of mind or emotion (manner of speaking)
objective
existing outside an individual’s thoughts or feelings
paradox
statement that seems contrary to common sense yet is perhaps true
parallelism
similar
parody
humorous or satirical imitation
pathos
element evoking pity
pedantic
characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
prose
ordinary language without metrical structure
pun
humorous use of a word in a way that suggests two interpretations
rationalism
the theory that the exercise of reason, rather than experience, authority, or spiritual revelation, provides the primary basis for knowledge
rhetoric
art of speaking or writing effectively
satire
literary ridicule done with humor
semantics
the study or science of meaning in language; the meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form
soliloquy
dramatic monologue
style
distinctive way of speaking, writing, or acting
subjective
deriving from an individual viewpoint or bias
syntax
way in which words are put together
syllogism
deductive argument consisting of two premises and a conclusion
symbol
something that represents or suggests another thing
surrealism
a 20th-century literary and artistic movement that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter
thesis
a proposition that is maintained by argument
transition
passage from one subject to another in discourse; a word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another
vernacular
the standard native language of a country or locality (dialect)