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Rhetorical Terms: What I think it means...: Definition: Example: Most often used for/in (Rhetorical Purpose): 1. Rhetoric talking and writing The ART of communication and argumentation conversation, prose, poetry, theater, myth, letters, text messaging, art, speeches, email, novels, essays, plays, etc... Duh. 2. Figurative L a nguage (metaphorical language) words that make you feel something, or that paint mental pictures language that connects the familiar to the non familiar metaphor, similes, idioms, symbols, personification, alliteration, etc ALL 3. Diction patterns speech patterns intentional vocabulary ALL 4. Denotation dictionary definition of a word HOME: where one lives textbooks (nonfiction teaching materials) 5. Connotation secondary meaning of a word; slang associative meaning HOME: heart, comfort, family ALL 6. selection of detail picking specific details to include author’s intentional use of facts and information to convey ideas I picked a flower ALL 7. imagery painting a picture with words details or figurative language that evoke sensory responses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) I picked a purple lilac that was swaying left and right in the warm breeze in the green meadow fiction, persuasion 8. syntax details about words or something like that the author’s decision to arrange sentence

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