Flashcards in Rhetorical vocab 161-180 Deck (20)
extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.
accept something reluctantly but without protest.
Syntax and diction are closely related. Diction refers to the choice of words in a particular situation, while syntax determines how the chosen words are used to form a sentence. More often than not, adopting a complex diction means a complex syntactic structure of sentences, and vice versa.
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.
well known, respected, and admired for past achievements.
fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.
a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers.
a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.
a person who lives in, or is from, the US.
not including or containing people from many different countries.
a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.
feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.
(of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited.
not openly acknowledged or displayed.
lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Inversion, also called anastrophe, in literary style and rhetoric, the syntactic reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence, as, in English, the placing of an adjective after the noun it modifies (“the form divine”), a verb before its subject (“Came the dawn”), or a noun preceding its ...
Colloquial – Informal writing is similar to a spoken conversation. Informal writing may include slang, figures of speech, broken syntax, asides and so on. Informal writing takes a personal tone as if you were speaking directly to your audience (the reader).