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Two kinds of meaning that words have
1) Denotative Meaning- the literal or dictionary meaning of a word
2)Connotative Meaning- the meaning suggested by the associations or emotions triggered by a word or phrase (gives words their intensity and emotional appeal)
Principles for inclusive language (5)
Inclusive language- language that doesn't stereotype or demean people
1) Avoid the Generic "He"
2) Avoid the use of "man" when referring to women and men
3) Avoid stereotyping jobs and social role by gender
4) Avoid identifying personal traits that are unrelated to the topic
5) Use names that groups use to identify themselves
Alliteration
Repetition of the initial constant sound of close or adjoining words
Cliche
A trite or overused expression
("fresh as a daisy")
Parallelism
the similar arrangement of a pair or series of related words, phrases, or sentences
Metaphor
a implicit comparison, not introduced with the word "like" or "as", between two things that are essentially different yet have something in common
Simile
an explicit comparison, introduced with the word "like" or "as" between things that are essentially different yet have something in common
Antithesis
the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, usually in parallel structure
Repetition
the reiteration of the same word or set of words at the beginning or end of successive clauses or sentences