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Anaphora

The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or lines.

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Connotation

The suggested or implied meaning of a phrase

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Clarity

Clearness in thought and style

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Chiasmus

A rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical construction or concepts are repeated in reverse order, the same or modified form.

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Figure of speech

language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
Exposition: A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.

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Precision

The quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate in writing.

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Juxtaposition

The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development.

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Metonymy

A figure of speech in which a comparison is made by mentioning an object associated with
another.
For example, a reference to "the Crown" (in English literature, anyway) implies a connection to the head of state or the government.

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Oratory

Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.

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Pejorative

a word or phrase that has negative connotations or that is intended to disparage or belittle.

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Persuasion

writing meant to get person or group of people to change their opinions about a subject.

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Rhetorical question

is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a point and without the expectation of a reply.

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Scenario

an outline of the plot of a dramatic work, giving particulars as to the scenes, characters, situations, etc.

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Syllogism

An instance or form if reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (valid or not) from two given or assumed propositions, each which share a term with the conclusion and a middle term not present in the conclusion

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Subordination

Words, phrases, and clauses that make one element of a sentence dependent on (or subordinate to) another.

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Sound effects

a sound that is made artificially to make a work of writing more realistic.

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Process analysis

A method of paragraph or essay development by which a writer explains step by step how something is done or how to do something.