Flashcards in Vocab 30-58 Deck (29):
Understatement in which the affirmative is stated in a negative way "his victory was no small accomplishment"
A type of sentence in which the main idea comes first followed by phrases and clauses
The "mistaken" substitution of one word for another word that sounds similar
A concise statement often offering advice
A direct comparison between two different things, not using like or as
A term that is substituted for another with which it is closely related "by the sweat of ones brow-hard labor"
Writing concerned with relating an event or series of events
An inference that does not follow logically from the premises
Conjoining contradictory terms "deafening silence"
A simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
An apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth
Using the same pattern of words, phrases, or clauses in a sentence
A work of art that imitates either the style or subject of an artist to ridicule, criticism, or tribute
The quality of work that makes the author feel pity
Excessive display of learning or scholarship
A sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end. The independent clause is preceded by a phrase or clause that cannot stand alone.
A passionate speech or essay that argues against someone or something in order to create controversy.
The use of more conjunctions than necessary or normal
A question asked for rhetorical affect, not requiring an answer
A significant alteration of diction, syntax, or point of view in a work
A work that targets human vices or follies or social institutions and conventions in hopes of reforming, or at least ridiculing. Satire is more finely nuanced and comprehensive then parody.
A sentence consisting of one independent clause
A deductive reasoning system that presents 2 premises (major and minor) that lead to a valid conclusion
Related to metonymy--an actual part is substituted for a whole
Describing ones sensory experience in terms of another
The structure or word order of a sentence or series of sentences
Needless repetition which adds no meaning or understanding
The deliberate representation of something as lesser in magnitude than it actually is