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AP Latin Rhetorical Figures

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1. Use of words of same or similar meaning

2. 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)

3. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit

4. Implied comparison

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

6. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

7. Assumption of another persons character

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

9. An exageration without like or as

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

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

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

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

14. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

15. An omission of conjunctions in a series

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

17. Substituting part for the whole

18. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

19. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

20. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

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

22. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

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

24. Saying what one says will not be said

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. Use of one closely conected noun in place of another

27. Contradictory words in the same phrase

28. Interlocking word order ABAB

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

30. Use of excessive conjunctions

31. Separation of parts of a compund word

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

33. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

34. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing

35. Double negative - understatement

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