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

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

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