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  1. Presents the main clause at the end of the sentence, for emphasis
  2. An author's choice of words
  3. A sympathetic feeling of pity or compassion evoked by an artistic work
  4. The way an author organizes words, sentences, and overall argument in order to achieve a particular purpose
  5. When the conjunctions (such as "and" or "but") that would normally connect a string of words, phrases, or clauses are omitted from a sentence
  6. A mild or pleasant sounding expression that substitutes for a harsh, indelicate, or simply less pleasant idea
  7. The narrator of a story, poem, or drama
  8. When an author assigns less significance to an event or thing than it deserves
  9. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used to achieve emphasis
  10. The interpretive level of a word based on associated images rather than the literal meaning
  11. A commonly used figure of speech that compares one thing with another using the words "like" or "as"
  12. A word that has the same, or nearly the same, meaning as another word
  13. A work that expresses sorrow
  14. Every pronoun refers back to a previous noun or pronoun
  15. A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
  16. A word or phrase that follow a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity
  17. A figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker
  18. A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared directly
  19. All uses of language that imply an imaginative comparison
  20. Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than addressing the issues at hand
  21. A mental picture that is conjured by specific words and associations
  22. The character created by the voice and narration of the speaker of a text
  23. A form of deductive reasoning in which pieces of evidence are used to create a new conclusion
  24. Slang or common language that is informal
  25. The use of reason as a controlling principle in an argument
  26. Attitude
  27. A question that is asked for the sake of argument
  28. A feeling excitement and expectation the reader or audience feels because of the conflict, mood, or atmosphere of the work
  29. Creating a case by providing specific examples and drawing a conclusion based on the evidence they provide
  30. The feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea
  31. Refers to generally ethics, or values
  32. An opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in balanced phrases or clauses
  33. When a situation produces and outcome that is the opposite of what is expected
  34. The specific language tools that an author uses to carry out a rhetorical strategy (diction, imagery, or syntax)
  35. An effect created by words that have sounds that reinforce their meaning
  36. The central idea
  37. A figure of speech in which ideas or objects are described as having human qualities or personalities
  38. To ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events, or doctrines
  39. A purposeful hint placed in a work of literature to suggest what may occur later in the narrative
  40. The reiteration of a word or phrase for emphasis
  41. A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea, or person
  42. Something that stands for something else
  43. The emotional feeling -or mood- of a place, scene, or event
  44. A literary technique that relies on the use of the same syntactical structures
  45. A type of internal rhyming in which vowel souds are repeated
  46. Uncertain or indefinite; subject to more than one interpretation
  47. The way words are arranged in a sentence
  48. The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words
  49. A play on words
  50. When a word is used with two adjacent words in the same construction, but only makes literal sense with one of them
  51. Writing which has the purpose of teaching or instructing
  52. Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or concepts
  53. When two contrasting things are placed next to each other for comparison
  54. The particular perspective from which a story is told
  55. The process of moving from a general rule to a specific example
  56. The art and logic of a written or spoken argument to persuade, to analyze, or to expose
  57. The specific words, incidents, images, or events the author uses to create a scene or narrative
  58. A seeming contradiction that in fact reveals some truth
  59. Oppositions
  60. A short story used to illustrate a point the author is making
  61. Writing or speech that is organized to explain
  62. The prevailing or dominant feeling of a work, scene, or event
  63. Indicated by a series of three periods; shows that words have been omitted
  64. The correspondence or resemblance between two things that are essentially different
  65. An effort to ridicule or make fun of a literary work or an author by writing a comic imitation of the work
  66. Two contradictory words in one expression
  1. a Antithesis
  2. b Repetition
  3. c Rhetorical Question
  4. d Pun
  5. e Ellipses
  6. f Rhetoric
  7. g Hyperbole
  8. h Personification
  9. i Synonym
  10. j Asyndeton
  11. k Metaphor
  12. l Alliteration
  13. m Metonymy
  14. n Colloquial Language
  15. o Theme
  16. p Figurative Language
  17. q Selection of Detail
  18. r Apostrophe
  19. s Paradox
  20. t Appositive
  21. u Syllogism
  22. v Satire
  23. w Inductive Argument
  24. x Oxymoron
  25. y Antecedent
  26. z Deductive Argument
  27. aa Rhetorical Devices
  28. ab Exposition
  29. ac Speaker
  30. ad Mood
  31. ae Syntax
  32. af Symbol
  33. ag Onomatopoeia
  34. ah Logos
  35. ai Imagery
  36. aj Atmosphere
  37. ak Parody
  38. al Periodic Sentence
  39. am Irony
  40. an Tone
  41. ao Zeugma
  42. ap Tension
  43. aq Allusion
  44. ar Parallelism
  45. as Point of View
  46. at Foreshadowing
  47. au Anecdote
  48. av Ambiguity
  49. aw Connotative
  50. ax Euphemism
  51. ay Allegory
  52. az Attitude
  53. ba Ad Hominem Argument
  54. bb Persona
  55. bc Diction
  56. bd Elegy
  57. be Simile
  58. bf Pathos
  59. bg Juxtaposition
  60. bh Analogy
  61. bi Assonance
  62. bj Understatement
  63. bk Rhetorical Strategy
  64. bl Contrast
  65. bm Ethos
  66. bn Didactic