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euphemism
an expression used in place of a word or phrase that is harsh or unpleasant for ex. using PASSED AWAY for DIED
exposition
an essay that explains difficult material by using analysis, familar illustrations or analogies
hyperbole
an obvious and intentional exaggeration
for ex. STARVING instead of HUNGRY
hypothesis
an explanation with known facts combined with predictions that are proven and disproven
induction
method of reasoning from experience
inference
an intellectual leap from what one sees to what one might suggest
installation
a planned, deliberate arrangement of art works in a space
metonymy
a figure of spech in which one word or pharase substitutes for another closely associated with it- for ex. Washington for U.S. governement
parody
a mocking imitation that exaggerates some quality in the original.
personification
a metaphor in which something non human is given human attributes
point of view
the angle of vision, the perspective form which writers and artists see
premise
a statement that forms the basis of an argument and leads to the conclusion
rhetoric
writing or speaking for the purpose of communication or persuasion
satire
a literary composition that criticizes ice through the use of ridicule
tone
the feelings conveyed by the writer's choice of words