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eoc vocab

TermDefinition
oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).
paradox a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
inference a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
figurative language refers to the color we use to amplify our writing. It takes an ordinary statement and dresses it up in an evocative frock.
connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
anecdote a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
structure the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex.
theme/central idea a main message,idea,or lesson in a peace of writing that may be stated directly or indirectly
rhetorical question a question asked for effect,not requiring an answer
understatement the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
allusion an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
point of view a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
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