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isocolon parallel elements that are similar in structure and in length
juxtaposition an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
metaidscourse signals like transitions and hedges that communicate and clarify the writer's attitude or help the reader understand the direction and purpose of the passage
narrative intrusion a comment that is made directly to the reader by breaking into the forward plot movement
polemic a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist
portagonist the major character in a piece of literature
prosody the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance, determined by pitch, stress, and juncture
qualify to modify or limit in some way; make less strong or positive
qualifier a word that qualifies or intensifies an adjective or adverb
repertoire a set of assumptions, skills, facts, and experience that a reader brings to a text to make meaning
rhetor the speaker or orator
declarative sentence a sentence that makes a sentence
imperative a sentence that gives a command or makes a request
interrogative a sentence that asks a question
exclamatory a sentence that expresses strong feeling
simile a type of comparison that uses the word like or as
tautology a group of words that merely repeats the meaning already conveyed
trope an artful variation from expected modes of expression of thoughts and ideas; artful diction
unity the sense that a text is about one subject and achieves one major purpose or effect
unreliable narrator an untrustworthy commentator on events and characters in a story
verisimilitude the quality of a text that reflects the truth of actual experience
voice the textual features, like diction and sentence structure, that convey a writer's or speaker's persona
zeugma a trope in which one word, usually a noun or main verb, governs two other words not related in meaning
Created by: LoganWendt on 2013-03-21

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