Term:OxymoronDefinition:A figure of speech in which apparentlycontradictory terms appear inconjunction. (From the Greek -pointedly foolish)Term:SarcasmDefinition:A form of irony whereby a person orwriter says or writes the opposite ofwhat is meant.Term:ParadoxDefinition:A statement that first appears to becontradictory but actually states atruth.Term:ToneDefinition:Expressed the author's attitude towardhis or her subject.Term:StyleDefinition:A distinctive way in which a writeruses language, both choice andarrangement of words. This is the wayauthors express what they have to say.
Term:AtmosphereDefinition:The general feeling of a piece ofwriting. This can be referred to as thetone or mood. Often emotion wordsare used to describe atmosphere.Term:MoodDefinition:The feeling evoked in the reader bywriter's choice of words or by theoverall emotional effect of a passage.Term:Colloquial Language/ColloquialismDefinition:A way of expression written or spoken,