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

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

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