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Sarcasm

Bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something

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Satire

A work that targets human voices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule can be used by irony, wit, parody, caricature, hyperbole, understatement, and sarcasm

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Semantics

The branch of linguistics that studies the meaning of words, there historical and psychological development, there are connotations, and their relation to one another

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Style

The way the writer writes by using various techniques

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Subject complement

The word or clause that follows a linking verb and complements, or completes the subject of the sentence by either 1. renaming it or 2. describing it

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Subordinate clause

Oh word group that cannot stand alone: it does not express a complete thought

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Syllogism

Deductive system of formal logic that presents to premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion

Ex:
all men are mortal
Socrates is a man
Therefore, Socrates is mortal

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Symbol/symbolism

Anything that represents, or stands for, something else

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Syntax

The way in author chooses to join words into phrases, clauses, and sentences. Similar to diction, but refers to groups of words rather than individual words

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Theme

The central idea or message of her work, the insight it offers into life

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Thesis

Sentence that directly expresses the authors opinion, purpose, meaning, or proposition

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Tone

Describes the authors attitude toward his or her material, the audience, or both

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Transition

A word or phrase that links different ideas.

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Understatement

Presents something as less significant than it is

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Wit

Intellectually am using language that surprises and delights