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AP Latin Rhetorical Figures

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1. Repitition of a word - usually at the begining of a clause or phrase. Used for emphasis.

2. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

3. A formal description - often used in epic to make a transition to a new scene

4. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

5. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

6. Omission of one or more words necessary to the sense.

7. Saying what one says will not be said

8. A narrative in which abstract ideas (love - rumor - knowledge) figure as circumstances or persons usually to enforce a deeper moral truth

9. When the object of a preposition precedes the preposition.

10. Interlocking word order ABAB

11. Implied comparison

12. The expression of an idea using two nouns joined with an 'and' but translated 'Of'

13. Assumption of another persons character

14. Use of a word before it is appropriate; leaves the reader hanging until the thought is completed (usually a verb comes between an adjective and the noun it modifies)

15. Use of one closely conected noun in place of another

16. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

17. Separation of parts of a compund word

18. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

19. Three like phrases in a row - three relative clauses - three prep clauses - etc

20. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

21. Use of words of same or similar meaning

22. Double negative - understatement

23. An omission of conjunctions in a series

24. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing

25. Happens in poetry. Closely related words are split between one line and the next - often used by a poet to bind a poem together. It also adds the benefit of a pause before the completion of a thought.

26. An address to some one or thing not present.

27. Substituting part for the whole

28. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

29. Using words in context where the meaning is contrary to the situation

30. Use of excessive conjunctions

31. Repitition of the same sounds in two or more words. usually applies to consonants and accented initial vowels.

32. When words that belong together naturally are separated for effect.

33. An inversion of the natural order of speech(reversal of logical word order)

34. An exageration without like or as

35. Contradictory words in the same phrase

36. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit