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

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

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