Ex: justice, poverty and speed 1a
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea.
Ex: ate, roam, and ran
the subject performs the action expressed in the verb
Ex: How can you argue your case for vegetarianism when you are enjoying your steak? 3a
Instead of attacking an assertion, the argument attacks the person who made the assertion
Ex: It is always darkest before the dawn
A saying or proverb embodying a piece of common wisdom based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language. 4b
Relating to beauty or to a branch of philosophy concerned with art, beauty, and taste.
Ex: Pilgrim's Progress is an example of spiritual allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
Ex: Dunkin' Donuts,
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Ex: Don't act like a Romeo in front of her
-Referring to the Shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet"
a reference to a wellknown person, place, or thing.
Ex:A good life depends on a liver. - Liver may be an organ or simply a living person.
a statement which can contain two or more meanings 9b
Ex: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.
Ex: "When I give I give myself" 11a
A rhetorical term for the repetition of the last word of one line or clause to begin the next.
A moment of recognition or discovery; primarily used in reference to
Ex: Life is like a race. The one who keeps running wins the race and the one who stops to catch a breath loses.
A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way
Analysis/ analytic/ analytical Ex:
separating something into the components or elements of which it is made; also…