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AP Latin Rhetorical Figures

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

2. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

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

4. Double negative - understatement

5. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

6. Use of words of same or similar meaning

7. Use of excessive conjunctions

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

9. Saying what one says will not be said

10. Separation of parts of a compund word

11. Substituting part for the whole

12. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing

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

14. An omission of conjunctions in a series

15. Interlocking word order ABAB

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

17. 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)

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

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

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

21. Contradictory words in the same phrase

22. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

23. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

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

25. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

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

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

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

29. 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.

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

31. Assumption of another persons character

32. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit

33. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

34. An exageration without like or as

35. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

36. Implied comparison