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repetition

reuse of the same words, phrases, or ideas for rhetorical effect, usually to emphasize a point

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rhetoric

the language of a work and its style; words, often highly emotional, used to convince or sway an audience

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rhetorical mode

a general term that identifies discourse according to its chief purpose. Modes include exposition, argumentation, description, and narration

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rhetorical question

a question to which the audience already knows that answer; a question asked merely for effect with no answer expected

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rhetorical stance

language that conveys a speaker's attitude or opinion with regard to a particular subject

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sarcasm

a sharp caustic attitude conveyed in words through jibes, taunts, or other remarks; sarcasm differs from irony, which is more subtle

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satire

a literary style used to poke fun at , attack, or ridicule an idea, vice, or foible, often for the purpose of inducing change

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sentence structure

The arrangement of the parts of a sentence. A sentence may be simple (one subject and one verb), compound (two or more independent clauses joined by a conjunction), or complex (an independent clause plus one or more dependent clauses). Sentences may also contain any of these structures in combination with each other. Each variation leaves a different impression on the reader, and along with other rhetorical devices, may create a countless array of effects.

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setting

an environment that consists of time, place, historical milieu, and social, political, and even spiritual circumstances

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simile

a figurative comparison using words like, as, or than

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style

the manner in which an author uses and arranges words, shapes images, forms sentences, and creates structure to convey ideas

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stylistic devices

a general term referring to diction, syntax, tone, figurative language, and all the other elements that contribute to the "style" or manner of a given piece of discourse

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subjective

of or relating to private and personal feelings and altitudes as opposed to facts and reality, opposite of objective

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syllogism

a form of deductive reasoning in which given certain ideas or facts, other ideas or facts must follow

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symbolism

the use of one object to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object

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