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Flashcards in 32-47 Deck (16):
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Mood

Atmosphere, element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions

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Narrative

The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events

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Onomatopoeia

Natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. For example buzz, hiss, hum, crack, whinny, and murmur

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Oxymoron

“Pointedly foolish,” groups of apparently contradictory terms to suggest a paradox. For example, “jumbo shrimp” and “cruel kindness”

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Paradox

A statement that appears to be self contradictory or opposed to commonsense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity

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Parallelism

Grammatical oratorical framing of words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs to give structural similarity

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Parody

Oh work that closely imitates the style or context of another with a specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule

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Pedantic

Overly scholarly, academic, or bookish

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Periodic sentence

A sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end

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Personification

Concepts, animals, or in animate object’s described with human attributes or emotions

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Point of view

The perspective from which a story is told

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Predicate adjective

And adjective, group of adjectives, or adjective clause that follows a linking verb. For example, “my boyfriend is tall, dark, and handsome”

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Predicate nominative

A noun, groups of nouns, or noun clause that renames the subject. For example, “Abe Lincoln was a man of integrity,” the predicate nominative is “man of integrity”

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Prose

Prose refers to fiction and nonfiction, basically anything that isn’t poetry or drama

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Repetition

Duplication, either exact or approximate, of any element or language, such as sound, word, phrase, or clause, sentence, or grammatical pattern

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Rhetoric

The principles governing the art of writing affectively, eloquently, and persuasively