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Rhetoric

Principles governing writing effectively

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Rhetorical Modes

Describes the major kinds of writing

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Sarcasm

Language that is meant to hurt/ ridicule someone or something

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Satire

Targets human vices or social institutions for reform or ridicule

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Semantics

Studies the meaning of words

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Style

Classification of authors or choices in writing devices

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Subject Compliment

The word that follows a linking verb and complements it by renaming or describing

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Subordinate Clause

Contains both subject and verb but doesn’t express a complete thought

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Syllogism

Deductive system of formal logic the presents 2 premises that lead to a conclusion (major, minor)

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Symbol

Represents something else

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Syntax

They way the author chooses to join words into sentences

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Theme

Central idea or message of a work

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Thesis

Sentence(s) that directly expresses view

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Tone

Authors attitude toward their material

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Transition

Word that links different ideas

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Understatement

Ironic minimizing of fact

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Wit

Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights