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

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

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