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Business English

Business English - English 4 class ~ November 2017

1. Soliloquy a long speech in a play or in a prose work made by a character who is alone and thus revels private thoughts and feelings to the audience or reader
2. Epic a long narrative poem about the adventures of gods or of a hero
3. Irony the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions
4. Verbal Irony when words are used to suggest the opposite of their usual meaning
5. Situational irony when an event occurs that directly contradicts expectations
6. Analogy an extended comparison of relationships
7. Parallelism similar ideas expressed in similar grammatical forms
8. Repetition the repeating of key words and concepts
9. Rhetorical devices special patterns of language. Used to make ideas memorable and to stir emotions
10. Imagery the descriptive language used in literature to re-create sensory experiences
11. Prophetic essay when writer makes bold, systematic predictions
12. Prophetic essay may give warnings against complacency or pride
13. Prophetic essay a brief work of non-fiction
14. Prophetic essay makes predictions about the future of a large collective
15. Prophetic essay uses memorable phrases to impress predictions on readers' memories or to reinforce warnings
16. Social criticism/commentary writing that offers insight into society, its values, and its customs
17. Novel an extended work of fiction that often has a complicated plot many major and minor characters, a unifying theme, and several settings
18. Satire writing that ridicules or holds up to contempt the faults of individuals or groups
Created by: jmiller5141


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