Night Night, by Elie Wiesel

Term Definition
rhetoric the art of persuasion
syntax sentence structure
diction word choice
connotation the emotional meaning of a word
denotation the literal meaning of a word
tone the feeling the author has about the subject
purpose why the author wrote this
parallelism When two parts of a sentence match grammatically (syntax)
verbal irony Sarcasm, or meaning the opposite of what you say
dramatic irony Suspense, or when the reader knows what will happen but a character does not
situational irony Surprise, or what occurs is the opposite of what was expected
reprieve the cancellation or postponement of punishment
emaciated made extremely thin and weak
execute to carry out or accomplish
decisive final or concluding
din loud noise

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