English 12 Terms - Term Definition Oxymoron A figure of...

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Term: Oxymoron Definition: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. (From the Greek - pointedly foolish) Term: Sarcasm Definition: A form of irony whereby a person or writer says or writes the opposite of what is meant. Term: Paradox Definition: A statement that first appears to be contradictory but actually states a truth. Term: Tone Definition: Expressed the author's attitude toward his or her subject. Term: Style Definition: A distinctive way in which a writer uses language, both choice and arrangement of words. This is the way authors express what they have to say.
Term: Atmosphere Definition: The general feeling of a piece of writing. This can be referred to as the tone or mood. Often emotion words are used to describe atmosphere. Term: Mood Definition: The feeling evoked in the reader by writer's choice of words or by the overall emotional effect of a passage. Term: Colloquial Language/Colloquialism Definition: A way of expression written or spoken,

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