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Vocabulary. By Morgan Ashley, Brooklyn Tackett, Ashley Philpot, and Kelly Miller. Rhetoric . Refers to the entire process of written communication. Rhetorical strategies and devices are those tools that enable a writer to present ideas to an audience effectively. Rhetorical Question .

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vocabulary

Vocabulary

By Morgan Ashley, Brooklyn Tackett, Ashley Philpot, and Kelly Miller

rhetoric
Rhetoric
  • Refers to the entire process of written communication. Rhetorical strategies and devices are those tools that enable a writer to present ideas to an audience effectively.
rhetorical question
Rhetorical Question
  • One that does not expect an explicit answer. It is used to pose an idea to be considered by the speaker or audience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfmVBmDKLZI

sarcasm
Sarcasm
  • A comic technique that ridicules through caustic language. Tone and attitude may be describer as sarcastic in a given text if the writer employs language, irony, and wit to mock or scorn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg85WC0urJg

satire
Satire
  • A mode of writing based on ridicule, that criticizes the foibles and follies of society without necessarily offering a solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBP18nrRdw

setting
Setting
  • The time and place of a literary work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHkf8qJQy4

simile
Simile
  • An indirect comparison that uses the word like or as to link the differing items in the comparison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWDSxmMo9Z0

stage directions
Stage Directions
  • The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
stanza
Stanza
  • A unit of a poem, similar, in rhyme, meter, and length to other units in the poem.
structure
Structure
  • The organization and form of a work.
style
Style
  • The unique way an author presents his ideas. Diction, syntax, imagery, structure, and content all contribute to a particular style.
summary
Summary
  • Reducing the original text to its essential parts.