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canon

traditional elements of rhetorical composition- invention, arrangement, style, memory, or delivery

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casuitry

mental exercise to discover possibilities for analysis of communication

3

dramatic narration

reader does not have access to the unspoken thoughts of any character

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metonymy

word or phrase is substituted for a closely associated word or phrase

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tautology

group of words that repeats the meaning already conveyed (If you don't get better, you won't improve)

6

trope

an artful variation from expected modes of expression of thoughts or ideas (pun, metonymy)

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chiasmus

sentence structure (part of speech) is reversed

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isocolon

parallel elements that are similar in structure and length

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anastrophe

adjective or noun comes first

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paralipsis/ apophasis

irony in which one proposes to pass over a matter but subtly reveals it

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peroration

part of a speech where the speaker draw together the entire argument

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syllogism

logical reasoning from inarguable premises

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synecdoche

part of something used to refer to the whole (the hired hands are not doing their jobs)

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verisimiltude

quality of a text that reflects the truth of actual experience

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zeugma

- a noun governs two other words not related in meaning (he governs his will and kingdom)
- leaving out the verb, but grammatically correct