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diction
"word choice"
diction
"word choice"
pedantic
narrowly, stodgily, often tentatiously learned
diction
"word choice"
pedantic
narrowly, stodgily, often tentatiously learned
lyricism
intense, intimate display of emotion
ludic
pertaining to game, playful
pedantic
narrowly, stodgily, often tentatiously learned
lyricism
intense, intimate display of emotion
ludic
pertaining to game, playful
terse
concise, without superflous detail
lyricism
intense, intimate display of emotion
ludic
pertaining to game, playful
edifying
enlightening, informative
terse
concise, without superflous detail
terse
concise, without superflous detail
edifying
enlightening, informative
syntax
the ordering of words in a sentence; describes sentence structure. maniplating syntax can enhance an author's meaning, tone, or point of view.
edifying
enlightening, informative
syntax
the ordering of words in a sentence; describes sentence structure. maniplating syntax can enhance an author's meaning, tone, or point of view.
style
the manner of expression. it describes how the author uses language to get his point across (pedantic, scientific, emotive)
syntax
the ordering of words in a sentence; describes sentence structure. maniplating syntax can enhance an author's meaning, tone, or point of view.
tone
the mood or the sentiments revealed by the style. tone describes how the author seems to be feeling (optimistic, ironic, playful)
style
the manner of expression. it describes how the author uses language to get his point across (pedantic, scientific, emotive)
style
the manner of expression. it describes how the author uses language to get his point across (pedantic, scientific, emotive)
tone
the mood or the sentiments revealed by the style. tone describes how the author seems to be feeling (optimistic, ironic, playful)
point of view
the stance revealed by the style and tone. the author's pint of view expresses his position on the topic discussed.
tone
the mood or the sentiments revealed by the style. tone describes how the author seems to be feeling (optimistic, ironic, playful)
point of view
the stance revealed by the style and tone. the author's pint of view expresses his position on the topic discussed.
point of view
the stance revealed by the style and tone. the author's pint of view expresses his position on the topic discussed.
nihilism
a belief in nothing
nihilism
a belief in nothing
rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively.
nihilism
a belief in nothing
rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively.
imagery
figurative language that is used to convey a sensory perception (visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory)
rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively.
imagery
figurative language that is used to convey a sensory perception (visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory)
imagery
figurative language that is used to convey a sensory perception (visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory)
hyperbole
overstatement or exaggeration; the use of figurative language that significantly exaggerates the facts for effect. (comic effect)
hyperbole
overstatement or exaggeration; the use of figurative language that significantly exaggerates the facts for effect. (comic effect)
hyperbole
overstatement or exaggeration; the use of figurative language that significantly exaggerates the facts for effect. (comic effect)
understatement
figurative language that presents the facts in a way that makes them appear much less significant than they really are.
understatement
figurative language that presents the facts in a way that makes them appear much less significant than they really are.
understatement
figurative language that presents the facts in a way that makes them appear much less significant than they really are.
simile
comparison between two unlike objects using like or as.
metaphor
a simile without a connecting term using like or as.
extended metaphor
a metaphor that lasts for longer than just one phrase or sentence.
simile
comparison between two unlike objects using like or as.
symbol
a word that represents something other than itself.
denotation
refers to a words primary or literal significance (the sky-the blue space above earth)
metaphor
a simile without a connecting term using like or as.
connotation
refers to the sometimes vast range of other meanings than a word suggests. (the sky-heaven, idea of freedon)
extended metaphor
a metaphor that lasts for longer than just one phrase or sentence.
oxymoron
an apparent contradiction of terms
symbol
a word that represents something other than itself.
paradox
an apparent contradiction of ideas or statements and is an oxymoron on a larger scale.
personification
the figurative device in which inanimate objects or concepts are given human qualities
denotation
refers to a words primary or literal significance (the sky-the blue space above earth)
rhetorical question
question whose answer is obvious. they dont need to be answered. they attempt to prove something without actually presenting and argument.
connotation
refers to the sometimes vast range of other meanings than a word suggests. (the sky-heaven, idea of freedon)
bombast
language that is overly rhetorical(pompous) especially when considered in context.(pretentious and inflated speech)
oxymoron
an apparent contradiction of terms
pun
a play on words, used for comic effect
paradox
an apparent contradiction of ideas or statements and is an oxymoron on a larger scale.
metonymy
when one term is substituted for another term with which it is closely associated. (sailors drank a glass of hearty red)
synechdote
a form of mytonymy thats restricted to cases where a part is used to signify the whole (all hands(for sailors) on deck)
personification
the figurative device in which inanimate objects or concepts are given human qualities
theme
a general idea contained in a text; its an idea thats developed over the course of a chapter of an entire book.
rhetorical question
question whose answer is obvious. they dont need to be answered. they attempt to prove something without actually presenting and argument.
bombast
language that is overly rhetorical(pompous) especially when considered in context.(pretentious and inflated speech)
pun
a play on words, used for comic effect
metonymy
when one term is substituted for another term with which it is closely associated. (sailors drank a glass of hearty red)
synechdote
a form of mytonymy thats restricted to cases where a part is used to signify the whole (all hands(for sailors) on deck)
theme
a general idea contained in a text; its an idea thats developed over the course of a chapter of an entire book.
aphorism
a concise, pthy statement of an opinion or a general truth.(life is short, the art of medicine is long, oppurtunity fleeting, experimentation dangerous, reasoning difficult.)
malapropism
unintentional use of a work that resembles the word intended but that has a very different meaning.
circumlocution
"talking around a subject" or "talking around a word"
euphemism
a word or words that are used to avoid employing an unpleasant or offensive term. (usually for sex)
verbal irony
refers to the prcess of stating something but meaning the opposite of what is stated.
sarcasm
verbal irony used with the intent to injure. (malicious)
situational irony
refers to a situation that runs contrary to what was expected.
satire
when something is portrayed in a way thats deliberately distorted to achieve comic effect.