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15 Rhetorical terms, 15 Tone Words Minya Rancic 2B 5/1/16

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Grave; sober; solemn; serious; without excess; simple
Dreamily or wistfully thoughtful; meditative; reflective
Involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn object
'Yes, I know I've lost my job, but I'm so looking forward to spending time at home.'
Characterized by servile deference or obedience
Stating and drawing attention to something in the very acat of passing it over
Uninteresting; blaand
“I go where I please, and I please where I go.”
'The farmers in the valley grew potatoes, peanuts, and bored.'
Worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse
Pretentious; inflated; high-flown
'This afternoon, in this room, I testified before the Office of Independent Council and the Grand Jury. I answered their questions truthfully, including questions...'
'So…what happened?'
'So who needs ice removal in a warm climate? Well the night can get very cold. And of course when it's hot every day, you may want to head for the cooler hills!'
Instructive; too lecture-driven; preachy
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle
'The heat and sun of midday'
using a character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition ot the literal meaning
'An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was thick, warm, heavy, sluggish.'
Reserved; reluctant
Hard to understand; incomprehensible
Frank; honest; open and sincere
'After the suspect… Well, you’ve read the court documents. After the heinous crime was completed, the suspect fled the scene.'
Intense; passionate; fervent
'What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
'a figure of speech when an imaginary or absent person is represented as speaking'
Amusing; humorous; lacking serious intent
Lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy
'He spoke of times past and future, and dreamt of things to be.'
Biting; contemptuous; sneering

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