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archetype

patterns that recur in legends, ceremonies and stories

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argument

(1) a spoken, written or visual text that expresses a point of view; (2) the use of evidence and reason to discover some version of the truth, as distinct from persuasion, the attempt to change someone else’s point of view

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aside

a short soliloquy (an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers)

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assonance

repetition of identical / similar vowel sounds

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asyndenton

style where conjunctions are omitted (x, y, z as opposed to x, y, and z)

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atmosphere

The emotional feeling created by the entirety of a literary work, established partly by the setting and partly by the author’s choice of objects that are described. Even such elements as a description of the weather can contribute to the atmosphere.

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attitude

tone, voice, mood of writing

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balance

a situation in which all parts of the presentation are equal, whether in sentences or paragraphs or sections of a longer work

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bandwagon

this fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to “everybody’s doing it, so it must be a good thing to do.”

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begging the question

a fallacy in which a claim is based on evidence or support that is in doubt. It “begs” question whether the support itself is sound

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cacophony

harsh and discordant sounds in a line or passage

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canon

that which has been accepted as authentic

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caricature

a verbal description, the purpose of which is to exaggerate or distort, for comic effect, a person’s distinctive physical features or other characteristics.

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round character

a character with many traits

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flat character

a character that has one or two traits

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static character

a character that doesn't change as a result of the story

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dynamic character

a character that does change as a result of the story

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​direct characterization

​the writer tells us directly what the character is like through description and dialogue

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indirect characterization

the reader has to figure out what a character is like, just as we do in real life when we are getting to know someone

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chiasmus

Repetition of grammatical structures in inverted order

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circular reasoning

a fallacy in which the argument repeats the claim as a way to provide evidence