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Words or phrases denoting ideas, qualities, and conditions that exist but can not be seen

Abstract

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Fallacious argument that appeals to the passions and prejudices of a group rather than its reason

Ad populem argument

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The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning

Allegory

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The repetition of a group of words at the beginning of successive clauses

Anaphora

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A terse statement of know authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle

Aphorism

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A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction such as liberty or love

Apostrophe

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An authors intellectual position or emotion regarding the subject of the writing

Attitude

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The group for whom a work is intended

Audience

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The ultimate conclusion, generalization, or point, backed up by support, of an argument

Claim

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A stale image or expression , and the bane of good expository writing

Cliché

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Rhetorical mode used to develop essays that systematically match two items for similarities and differences

Comparison/Contrast

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A sentence with one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses

Complex sentence

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Said of words or terms denoting objects or conditions that are palpable, visible, or otherwise evident to the senses

Concrete

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The logical bases or supports for an assertion or idea

Evidence

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The major category into which a literary work fits

Genre

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The reversal of the normal order of words in a sentence to achieve some desired effect

Inversion

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A type of sentence in which the main idea comes first, followed by dependent clauses or phrases

Loose sentence

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A figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it

Metonymy

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Sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end

Periodic sentence

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Type of development in writing that stresses how a sequence of steps produces a certain effect

Process analysis

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A question posed with no expectation of receiving an answer

Rhetorical question

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A part of something used to refer to the whole

Synecdoche

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The order of words in a sentence and their relationships to each other

Syntax

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Words, phrases, sentences or even paragraphs that indicate connections between the writer’s ideas

Transition

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The characteristic of having ball parts contribute to the overall effect

Unity