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Parallel construction (parallelism) joining similar ideas and giving them emphasis through repetition. Example: The cat scampered around the sofa, on top of the bookcase, and under the recliner.
Non-Parallel The cat scampered around the sofa, the bookcase, and under the recliner.
logical fallacies arguments built on flawed reasoning (not true).
denouement the action that follows the climax as the plot winds down. Also known as resolution.
formal language English with precise rules of grammar, spelling, and usage applied. It has a very proper tone and vocabulary.
Informal language a more laid back way of speaking
paraphrasing rewriting the ideas of others in your own words
sensory details words that apply to the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
stage directions notes within a drama that direct movement of characters to places on the stage
Thesis a controlling idea for a whole works that is supported by providing evidence from a variety of sources.
transitions words author's use to move from one idea to another such as then, next, before, however, and in spite of.
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