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AP Latin Rhetorical Figures

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1. Saying what one says will not be said

2. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

3. Substituting part for the whole

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

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

6. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

7. Use of words of same or similar meaning

8. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

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

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

11. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing

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

13. Interlocking word order ABAB

14. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

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

16. Contradictory words in the same phrase

17. Implied comparison

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

19. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

20. Double negative - understatement

21. Separation of parts of a compund word

22. Use of excessive conjunctions

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

24. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit

25. 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)

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

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

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

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

30. An exageration without like or as

31. An omission of conjunctions in a series

32. 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.

33. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

34. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

35. Assumption of another persons character

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