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AP Latin Rhetorical Figures

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1. Assumption of another persons character

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

3. 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.

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

5. Double negative - understatement

6. Implied comparison

7. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

8. Interlocking word order ABAB

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

10. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit

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

12. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

13. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

14. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

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

16. An exageration without like or as

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

18. 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)

19. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

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

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

22. Use of excessive conjunctions

23. An omission of conjunctions in a series

24. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

25. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing

26. Contradictory words in the same phrase

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

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

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

30. Use of words of same or similar meaning

31. Saying what one says will not be said

32. Separation of parts of a compund word

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

34. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

35. Substituting part for the whole

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