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  1. Syllogisma particular kind of argument containing three categorical propositions, two of them premises, one a conclusion. Logical form allows one to substitute subjects and predicates for letters (variables).
    EX: If all humans are mortal, and all Greeks are humans, then all Greeks are mortal.

          

  2. Symplocesomething concrete (such as an object, person, place, or event) that stands for or represents something abstract (such as an idea, quality, concept, or condition)

          

  3. Puna play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings
    EX: When Mercutio is bleeding to death in Romeo and Juliet, he says to his friends, "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find a grave man"

          

  4. Voicethe attitude of the writer or speaker toward his subject

          

  5. Satirea technique that points out the fallacies in both people and societal institutions, using iron wit and exaggeration

          

  6. Polysyndeton (paulee-SIN-dih-tawn)the repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect
    EX: "Here and there and everywhere."

          

  7. Settingtwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    EX: "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

          

  8. Syntaxsomething concrete (such as an object, person, place, or event) that stands for or represents something abstract (such as an idea, quality, concept, or condition)

          

  9. Repetitionthe time and place in which events in a short story novel, play, or narrative poem take place

          

  10. Stichomythiathe author's characteristic manner of expression

          

  11. Similea technique that points out the fallacies in both people and societal institutions, using iron wit and exaggeration

          

  12. Sarcasmthe pattern or structure of the word order in a sentence or phrase: the study of grammatical structure

          

  13. Syllepsis (a type of zeugma)the vantage point from which the author presents the actions of the story.

          

  14. Prosodythe study of sound and rhythm in poetry

          

  15. Personificationreiterating a word or phrase, or rewording the same idea, to secure emphasis

          

  16. Rhetorical questionincomplete sentence used deliberately for persuasive purpose

          

  17. Spintwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    EX: "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

          

  18. Symbolsomething concrete (such as an object, person, place, or event) that stands for or represents something abstract (such as an idea, quality, concept, or condition)

          

  19. Rhetorical fragmentincomplete sentence used deliberately for persuasive purpose

          

  20. Rhymethe author's characteristic manner of expression

          

  21. Synecdoche (sih-NECK-duh-kee)occurs when a single word that governs or modifies two or more others must be understood differently with respect to each of those words. A combination of grammatical parallelism and semantic incongruity, often with a witty or comical effect.
    EX: [a] He grabbed his hat from the rack by the stairs and a kiss from the lips of his wife. [b] She stole his heart and his car on their first date.

          

  22. Tonethe implied personality the author chooses to adopt

          

  23. Zeugma (zoog'-ma)a particular kind of argument containing three categorical propositions, two of them premises, one a conclusion. Logical form allows one to substitute subjects and predicates for letters (variables).
    EX: If all humans are mortal, and all Greeks are humans, then all Greeks are mortal.

          

  24. Protagonistthe central character of a drama, novel, short story, or narrative poem

          

  25. Stylethe author's characteristic manner of expression

          

  26. Point of viewa change or movement in a piece resulting from an epiphany, realization, or insight gained by the speaker, a character, or the reader

          

  27. Shift or Turnthe vantage point from which the author presents the actions of the story.