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inference To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented
invective an emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.
irony The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant
loose sentence A type of sentence in which the main idea (independent clause) comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses
metonymy A term from the Greek meaning "changed label" or "substitute name," metonymy is a figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it "THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS" vs "THE PREZ SAYS"
mood The 1st meaning is grammatical & deals with verbal units & a speaker's attitude.The indicative mood is used only 4 factual sent.s."Joe eats too quickly."The subjunctive mood is used 2 express conditions contrary to fact."If I were you, I'd get another job
paradox A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity
parallelism This can involve, but is not limited to, repetition of a grammatical element such as a preposition or verbal phrase
pedantic An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish. OVER SMART
periodic sentence to start a sentence with a question sorta that wont be answered til the end of the sentence
predicate adj One type of subject complement--an adjective, group of adjectives, or adjective clause that follows a linking verb. It is in the predicate of the sentence, and modifies, or describes, the subject.
predicate nominative A second type of subject complement -- a noun, group of nouns, or noun clause that renames the subject. It, like the predicate adjective, follows a linking verb and is located in the predicate of the sentence.
rhetorical modes This flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing
satire A work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule
semantics The branch of linguistics that studies the meaning of words, their historical and psychological development, their connotations, and their relation to one another
subject complement The word or clauses that follows a linking verb and complements, or completes, the subject of the sentence by either (1) renaming it or (2) describing it. The former is technically a predicate nominative, the latter a predicate adjective.
subordinate clause , the subordinate clause cannot stand alone; it does not express a complete thought
syllogism From the Greek for "reckoning together," a syllogism (or syllogistic reasoning or syllogistic logic) is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises
trope an artful variation from expected modes of expression of thoughts and ideas
zuegma trope, one word (usually a noun or main verb) governs two other words not related in meaning. “He maintained a business and his innocence.”
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