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  1. RhetoricTo ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events, or doctrines

          

  2. ThemeAttitude

          

  3. ConnotativeThe interpretive level of a word based on associated images rather than the literal meaning

          

  4. SatireTo ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events, or doctrines

          

  5. AntithesisThe feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea

          

  6. AnalogyAn effort to ridicule or make fun of a literary work or an author by writing a comic imitation of the work

          

  7. ZeugmaWhen a word is used with two adjacent words in the same construction, but only makes literal sense with one of them

          

  8. SpeakerThe narrator of a story, poem, or drama

          

  9. ElegyThe central idea

          

  10. AttitudeThe feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea

          

  11. OnomatopoeiaThe interpretive level of a word based on associated images rather than the literal meaning

          

  12. PersonaWhen a situation produces and outcome that is the opposite of what is expected

          

  13. AllusionA reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea, or person

          

  14. PathosAn effort to ridicule or make fun of a literary work or an author by writing a comic imitation of the work

          

  15. PunAttitude

          

  16. EthosRefers to generally ethics, or values

          

  17. MetonymyA figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it

          

  18. AmbiguityThe feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea

          

  19. Selection of DetailThe specific words, incidents, images, or events the author uses to create a scene or narrative

          

  20. Colloquial LanguageSlang or common language that is informal

          

  21. LogosThe use of reason as a controlling principle in an argument

          

  22. ParallelismA reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea, or person

          

  23. AlliterationThe repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words

          

  24. EllipsesTo ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events, or doctrines

          

  25. SymbolThe way words are arranged in a sentence

          

  26. Rhetorical QuestionA question that is asked for the sake of argument

          

  27. SyllogismThe use of reason as a controlling principle in an argument

          

  28. ForeshadowingA seeming contradiction that in fact reveals some truth

          

  29. Rhetorical DevicesThe specific language tools that an author uses to carry out a rhetorical strategy (diction, imagery, or syntax)

          

  30. EuphemismA mild or pleasant sounding expression that substitutes for a harsh, indelicate, or simply less pleasant idea

          

  31. SynonymA figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it

          

  32. ContrastOppositions

          

  33. ParodyAn effort to ridicule or make fun of a literary work or an author by writing a comic imitation of the work

          

  34. HyperboleA figure of speech in which exaggeration is used to achieve emphasis

          

  35. AppositiveWriting or speech that is organized to explain

          

  36. AsyndetonSomething that stands for something else

          

  37. ExpositionWriting or speech that is organized to explain

          

  38. DidacticAn author's choice of words

          

  39. AntecedentA short story used to illustrate a point the author is making

          

  40. Ad Hominem ArgumentAttacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than addressing the issues at hand

          

  41. AtmosphereThe emotional feeling -or mood- of a place, scene, or event

          

  42. MetaphorA figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared directly

          

  43. MoodThe prevailing or dominant feeling of a work, scene, or event

          

  44. PersonificationA figure of speech in which ideas or objects are described as having human qualities or personalities

          

  45. DictionA feeling excitement and expectation the reader or audience feels because of the conflict, mood, or atmosphere of the work

          

  46. AnecdoteA short story used to illustrate a point the author is making

          

  47. ToneAttitude

          

  48. Periodic SentenceA figure of speech in which ideas or objects are described as having human qualities or personalities

          

  49. Deductive ArgumentThe process of moving from a general rule to a specific example

          

  50. Point of ViewA figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker

          

  51. OxymoronTwo contradictory words in one expression

          

  52. RepetitionThe reiteration of a word or phrase for emphasis

          

  53. IronyAttitude

          

  54. Figurative LanguageAll uses of language that imply an imaginative comparison

          

  55. SyntaxThe way words are arranged in a sentence

          

  56. AllegoryA work that expresses sorrow

          

  57. SimileTo ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events, or doctrines

          

  58. Inductive ArgumentCreating a case by providing specific examples and drawing a conclusion based on the evidence they provide

          

  59. ParadoxA seeming contradiction that in fact reveals some truth

          

  60. UnderstatementThe central idea

          

  61. JuxtapositionThe reiteration of a word or phrase for emphasis

          

  62. ImageryA mental picture that is conjured by specific words and associations

          

  63. AssonanceA type of internal rhyming in which vowel souds are repeated

          

  64. TensionThe character created by the voice and narration of the speaker of a text

          

  65. ApostropheA figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker

          

  66. Rhetorical StrategyThe way an author organizes words, sentences, and overall argument in order to achieve a particular purpose