Presentation on theme: " A number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at birth; a litter of puppies or a litter of kittens Distrust—to regard with doubt or suspicion;"— Presentation transcript:
A number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at birth; a litter of puppies or a litter of kittens Distrust—to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in
To be widespread or current; exist everywhere Silence prevailed at the funeral To be or prove superior in strength; they prevailed over their enemies in battle To succeed; win out She hoped that the right side might prevail
A poem or prose composition, usually describing pastoral scenes or events or any charmingly simple episode A simple descriptive or narrative piece in verse or prose A brief or inconsequential romantic affair
Propriety-conformity to established standards of socially acceptable behavior Appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances Metrical—composed in meter or verse (such as pentameter or tetrameter) Maudlin—tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental— a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog.
Prosaic—commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative; a prosaic mind of or having the character or form of prose rather than poetry Incantatory—magic; magical ceremonies (incantation) Incantation—the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power
Exhortation—an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations Wary—watchful; being on one’s guard against danger Characterized by caution— to give someone a wary look
Aphoristic—of, like, or containing aphorisms (wise sayings). His sermons were richly aphoristic. Aphorism—a terse saying embodying a general truth; an astute observation. “ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton Onomatopoeia—the formation of a word— cuckoo, meow, honk or boom—by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
Tentative—unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant; a tentative smile on his face Paradox—a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth; a self- contradictory and false proposition. Any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature
Flippant—frivolously disrespectful; shallow or lacking in seriousness Peroration—a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language In rhetoric– the concluding part of a speech (or written communication) in which the speaker or writer restates the principal points and urges them with greater force and earnestness.
A reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases. Ex. Parallel— He went to the country, and she went to town. Ex. Chiasmus— He went to the country, to the town went she.