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  1. Conceitpertains to actual things, instances, or experiences: opposite of abstract.

          

  2. Concretean elaborate and surprising figure of speech comparing two very dissimilar things.
    EX: In John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" (1633) separated lovers are likened to the legs of a compass, the leg drawing the circle eventually returning home to "the fixed foot."

          

  3. Connotationthe specific, exact meaning of a word, independent of its emotional coloration or associations

          

  4. Defensive, OffensiveA method of argumentation in which the speaker or writer defends her own views (defensive) and/or attacks the views of others (offensive).

          

  5. Figurative LanguageA word or phrase that is made, invented or fabricated.
    EX: "google it," "blog," "soccer mom"

          

  6. CoinageThe repetition of a constant sound within a series of words to produce a harmonious effect.
    EX: "And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds."

          

  7. EthnocentricityThe belief in the inherent superiority of one's own group and culture.

          

  8. Colloquial ExpressionsThe omission of a word or words necessary for complete construction but understood in the context.
    EX: "The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."

          

  9. Emotional Appealexploiting an audience's feelings of pity or fear to make a case

          

  10. EllipsisThe omission of a word or words necessary for complete construction but understood in the context.
    EX: "The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."

          

  11. Dictionthe choice of words in a work of literature and an element of style important to the work's effectiveness.

          

  12. Imagerythe use of language to convey sensory experience, most often through the creation of pictorial images through figurative language.
    EX: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day."

          

  13. Denotationthe specific, exact meaning of a word, independent of its emotional coloration or associations

          

  14. Epistrophe (eh-PISS-truh-FEE)Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or set of words in one sentence, clause, or phrase is repeated one or more times at the end of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases.
    EX: "...and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth." - Abraham Lincoln

          

  15. Ethical Appealestablishing one's credibility with the audience by appearing to be knowledgeable about one's subject and benevolent

          

  16. Downplaying/Intensifyingthe emotional implications that words may carry

          

  17. Hyperbolepertains to actual things, instances, or experiences: opposite of abstract.

          

  18. EuphemismThe omission of a word or words necessary for complete construction but understood in the context.
    EX: "The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."

          

  19. Doublespeakpertains to actual things, instances, or experiences: opposite of abstract.

          

  20. ConsonanceThe repetition of a constant sound within a series of words to produce a harmonious effect.
    EX: "And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds."