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paradox

contradictory statement that contains some truth

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example of a paradox

War & Peace

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parallelism

the use of grammar consistency

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example of parallelism

using "-ing" words in sentence outlines
present tense from beginning to end
coherent, cohesive, consistency

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paraphrase

restatement of a text

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parody

humorous imitation of a serious work

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example of parody

Michael Jackson: Beat It--> Eat it

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parenthetical

expressions that interrupt sentence thoughts

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examples of parenthetical

Consequently
Moreover

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reason parentheticals are used

to flow smoothly

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pathos

pity

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wayfaring

adj. to describe someone who travels on foot

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example of wayfaring

Canterbury Tales: less rich people
homeless

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periodic sentence

opposite of a loose sentence

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example of periodic sentence

simple sentence

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personification

giving animals and things human qualities

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plot

a series of events that make up a story; summary

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point of view

1st person, 3rd person

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polysyndeton

use of conjunctions more than necessary

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example of polysyndeton

I look blue and white and green and purple.

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pun

a play on words; using words with similar sounds with different meanings

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example of pun

there, their
your, you're
seen, scene

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other words for pun

homophones
homonyms

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Yeshiva

name of a Jewish school