2017-01-24T11:04:24ZThe following essay is an excerpt from Chapter Three of Du Bois's revolutionary collection of essays,
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZScudder recalls his first encounter with Professor Agassiz, who subjected his research students to a rigorous exercise in observation and analysis.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZEnd-focus is the principle that the most important information in a clause or sentence is placed at the end.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA conduit metaphor is a type of conceptual metaphor (or figurative comparison) commonly used in English to talk about the process of communication.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA pro-form is a word or phrase that can take the place of another word or word group in a sentence.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA term used by 20th-century rhetorician Kenneth Burke to refer in general to systems of communication that rely on symbols.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn rhetoric, antimetabole is a verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the words reversed.
2017-01-24T11:04:24Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > (also called The Cynic's Word Book ),
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZOn these two pages you'll find brief definitions of 101 grammatical, literary, and rhetorical terms that have appeared on the multiple-choice and essay portions of the AP English Language and Composition exam. For examples and more detailed explanations of the terms, follow the links to the expanded entries in our Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn an essay that first appeared in 1719, the author of Robinson Crusoe argues that women should be allowed full and ready access to education.
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2017-01-24T11:04:24ZKangaroo word is a playful term for a word that carries within it a synonym of itself.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZSpin is a contemporary term for a form of propaganda that relies on deceptive methods of persuasion.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZThis exercise will give you practice in paragraphing--organizing sentences into unified paragraphs in a coherent essay.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZSarcasm is a mocking, often ironic or satirical remark, usually intended to wound as well as amuse.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZEpanalepsis is (a) a rhetorical term for the regular repetition of a word, and (b) repetition at the end of a clause of the word with which it began.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn essays and other literary works, mood is the dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked by the text.
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2017-01-24T11:04:24ZScheme is a term in classical rhetoric for any one of the figures of speech: a deviation from conventional word order.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZNeurolinguistics is the interdisciplinary study of language processing in the brain.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA type of noun clause (or a free relative clause) that begins with the word what.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA neologism is a newly coined word, expression, or usage.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn grammar, voice is the quality of a verb that indicates whether its subject acts or is acted upon.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZStyle is narrowly interpreted as those figures that ornament discourse; broadly, as representing a manifestation of the person speaking or writing.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZA lead (also spelled lede) is the opening sentences of a brief composition, or the first paragraph or two of a longer article or essay.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZAssociative meaning refers to the qualities or characteristics beyond denotative meaning that people commonly think of in relation to a word or phrase.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn linguistics, a native speaker is a person who speaks and writes using a native language or mother tongue.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZIn rhetoric, ethos is the persuasive appeal based on the character or projected character of the speaker or narrator.
2017-01-24T11:04:24ZWord salad is the practice of stringing together words that have no apparent connection to one another—a form of incomprehensible speech or writing.