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

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

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