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Flashcards in Rhetorical Terms 3 Deck (15):
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Mood

Speakers attitude; attitude of the writing

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Narrative

Telling of a story

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Onomatopoeia

Natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words

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Oxymoron

Contradictory terms; “jumbo shrimp”

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Paradox

Self- contradictory sentence; “fair is foul, and foul is fair”

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Parallelism

Structural similarity

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Parody

Work that imitates the style or content of another with aim of comic effect

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Pedantic

Adjective that describes phrases that are very scholarly

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Periodic sentence

Central meaning in a main clause at the end

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Personification

Human attributes

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Point of View

Perspective from which the story is told

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Predicate adjective

Adjective that follows a linking verb

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Predicate Norminative

Noun that renames the subject

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Prose

Major divisions of genre; fiction and nonfiction

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Repetition

Duplication of either sound, word, etc.