AP summer homework

Diction
Word choice made by a writer
Figurative language
language emplying one or more figures of speech.
Rhetoric
The art of stating ideas in a clear manner
Rhetorical Devices
literary techniques used to highten the effectivness of expression
Rhetorical Patterns
Format or structure followed by a writer such as compare/contrast
Structure
The arrangment of a sentence
Style
The choice a writer makes, the mix of distinctive features in a literary work.
Syntax
The way words are arranged in a work
Theme
a central idea of a work
Thesis
the primary position of a writer
Tone
the attitude of a writer, usually impled.
Anecdote
A brief narritive that focuses on a particual event
Antithesis
a statement in whioch two opposing ideas are balanced
DissonancE
Harsh or inharmonious sounds
Absolute
A word free from limitations.
Ad hominem argument
An attack aginst one’s character instead of their views on an issue.