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Oxymoron

Opposite meaning words, creating paradox

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Paradox

Sounds like it can't be true, but it is

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Parallelism

Similarity of structure in a pair of series

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Parody

Making of something

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Pedantic

Obsessing over minor details

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Personification

Describing objects as human like

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Rhetoric

Principles of arguing and writing effectively

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Rhetoric Modes

Form which an author expresses an idea

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Point of view

Narrators position in relation to story

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Prose

Written language in ordinary form

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Repetition

Repeating same words to make ideas clearer

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Sarcasm

Mock with purpose to amuse or hurt

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Satire

Mocking something that is more serious

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Semantics

Meanings of language

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Syllogism

Logic consisting of major premise, minor premise, and conclusion

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False syllogism

Faulty logic from flawed premise or conclusion

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Symbolism

Object or event representing another

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Syntax

Way words and sentences are placed together

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Theme

Main idea; underlying meaning

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Thesis

Statement writer intends to prove

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Tone

Attitude toward subject and audience in writing

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Transition

Words/phrases connecting ideas

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Understatement

Drawing attention to obvious fact

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Wit

Creative humor