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Flashcards in Stylistic / Rhetorical Devices Deck (32):
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ridiculing an idea

satire

2

use of informal words / slang

colloquialism

3

social pressure due to a majority

bandwagon effect

4

side by side placement of contrasting ideas

juxtaposition

5

A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature

anecdote

6

discreet intentional understatement
ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary

litotes

7

reference to another text

intertextuality

8

use of words related to a particular profession

jargon

9

an extended metaphor

Allegory / Analogy

10

provoke attention and excitement at the expense of accuracy - especially in journalism

sensationalism

11

nice sounding words (long vowels, soft consonants)

euphony

12

the way in which writers express attitudes towards their subject matter

modality

13

when descriptions use one sense to describe another

synesthesia

14

making a feature more prominent by moving it to the front

foregrounding

15

casual reference

allusion

16

intended for teaching or to teach a moral lesson

didactic

17

Quote set at the beginning of a literary work or at its divisions to set the tone or suggest a theme.

epigraph

18

more than one clear meaning, open to interpretation

ambiguity

19

several words of the same theme/idea

semantic / lexical fields

20

the meaning of words how we see it and associate it with the deeper meaning

connotations

21

the authors intentions of the usage of words

pragmatics

22

a word that sounds like the thing (e.g. bubbles)

onomatopoeia

23

the occurrence of the same letter or sound beginning on connected words

alliteration

24

the ending of the word sounding the same

rhyme or rhythm

25

closing or suddenly releasing air from you mouth because of words

plosives

26

little pauses between sentences to let the reader think about the text. They are sound.

punctuations

27

a subtle, suggestive hidden remark or message.

innuendo

28

double meaning

double entendre

29

creating permission and influencing the viewer of the media

manufactured consent

30

spin

a particular emphasis or bias, turing something into your favor

31

a figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are deliberately used in consecutive phrases or sentences.

• We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

antithesis

32

a deliberate understatement, i.e. the opposite of hyperbole.

meiosis