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90/90 Terms (Rhetorical analysis vocabulary)- List #1 90% of the class has to get a 90% or higher on the quiz in order to master. The class will take the quiz every day until that happens. You must memorize the definition of the term word for word and know some examples. First quiz is on _______________. Ill show you a sample quiz at the end of this presentation. There are twenty-one words on this list.
Euphonious vs. cacophonous- Pleasant sounding vs. harsh sounding EX: Pillow vs. awkward
Literal vs. figurative Accurate without embellishment vs. description using a pictorial effect Ex: The opponent was aggressive vs. they were sharks/ convicts/ bees to honey
Denotative vs. connotative Exact meaning (dictionary definition) vs. suggested, associated meaning EX: Dress vs. gown; food vs. cuisine
Objective vs. subjective Unbiased and unemotional vs. Biased and emotional Newspaper article vs. an editorial
Active vs. passive- States action vs. states being EX: Jim Bresnick died last night vs. It was learned last night that Jim Bresnick died … (Passive verbs are often used when an author wants to remain, vague, objective, or conceal info)
Concrete vs. abstract Specific, tangible details vs. conceptual, philosophical ideas EX: Paste, Helene vs. shame Flag, medals vs. patriotism
Hyperbole vs. understatement Deliberate exaggeration vs. deliberate interpretation of less I ate a ton (hyperbole) His eloquence could split rocks.(hyperbole) It isn t very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on my brain. (Catcher in the Rye)(understatement)
Pedestrian vs. pedantic Common language vs. inflated language used to show importance Ex= Hey kids, today we are going to be reading a passage from Civil Disobedience On the 16th day of the tenth month we will be grappling with Thoreau s eminent piece titled Civil Disobedience which rejects the prevailing philosophy of empiricism so omnipresent for the time period.
Colloquial Regional conversational language that differs in pronunciation and connotation EX: Soda vs. pop vs. Coke Colloquialisms- regional sayings
Jargon Language specific to a field or profession EX: Medical= Computer= Sports= Military=
Clich é Sayings used so often that they lose their freshness EX:As blue as the sky, good as gold, alls well that ends well,time flew by, red as a rose, every cloud has a silver lining, etc …
Alliteration Repetition of sounds in closely associated words EX: The twisting trout twinkled below.
Onomatopoeia Words whose pronunciation imitates the sound EX: hiss, bang, pop
Sample 90/90 Quiz 1)Alliteration 2)Concrete vs. abstract 3)Colloquial 4)Objective 5)Jargon 6)Cliché 7)Hyperbole vs. understatement Extra credit: Give 2 examples of onomatopoeia.