Glossary of terms

  1.  This sentence is a great example of an allusion. An allusion is a short, informal reference to a famous person or event. Anne Frank  was known for hiding during the holocaust, in that case michi_shamless was probably referring to someone hiding something from her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .
  2.  ChantelleBREEZY used an aporia because she presented two options with doubt, and in the end she still did not make  a commitment to any of them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .
  3.   In this quote from the Bible, Jesus refers to Himself as the vine and the people as branches. The person that follows him will have a fruitful life. Thus using a metaphor.                                                                                                                                                                                          .
DBakathaiLList  used a the literary rhetoric parenthesis by inserting another sentence in the middle of the one he already began to write by using parenthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .
  This sentence is the use of a simile because Thaugh4life uses beautiful to describe love and to describe a waterfall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .
   Here the writer uses a rhetorical questions to cause people to think about the current happenings in the world and what it means for our future. He does not expect someone to reply and answer every question he posted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .
This is clearly and exaggeration of how many times the author saw Pride and Prejudice. The literary word for an exaggeration is a hyperbole.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .
The short story “First Love” by Emilia Pardo-Bazan is about a boy who made a habit of going through his aunt’s belongings when she went to church. One day he found a picture of a girl that he thought was beautiful. He ended up believing he was in love with this girl; and eventually began looking  at the picture daily and kissing it. One day he was caught by his parents and his aunt. His aunt became angry because  she was afraid he would ruin the portrait of herself. When he found out it was her he was completely humiliated and never went into his aunt’s room again. I found it was appropriate to search the words love, love at first sight, awkward and oh on twitter because it seemed to fit with the story.
Many of the posts with the hash-tag first love were sad an related to heart break. It was a little depressing to read all of the tweets. However, people used many literary elements while writing their tweets. It reminded me of poetry because poetry is often written when the author is feeling an influx of emotion.
When it comes to the rhetorical sophistication of twitter there were much more than one would think there would be. I was able to find many metaphors and similes, this is almost expected because people tend to compare things to others often. There were also many hyperbolas and rhetorical questions on twitter, this is because twitter is a place where people can write down their thoughts and be themselves. They are free to exaggerate and use twitter to their own advantage however they would like to use it.  Often times they are using rhetorical sophistication and may not even realize it.
That is the beauty of English, I believe, that we could just write what comes to mind and end up with something great that is being studied by someone, somewhere. Doing this assignment gave me a different outlook on twitter, there are many educated people on twitter and along with that people who write down whatever they are thinking at the moment. Whatever a person writes may just look like words to them, but it can also be looked at in a literary sense. When I first read what we was asked to do for this assignment I felt as if I could write the essay part without even going on twitter, because I thought that there was no rhetoric  sophistication on twitter whatsoever. However I was wrong; in our lives daily we may speak or write in a rhetorically sophisticated way and not even realize it, like many on twitter, and in the same sense we write  papers and purposely write in a sophisticated way. Either way it can be read in a literary sense and find a little rhetoric sophistication no matter which it is we are reading.

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