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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. Use of one closely conected noun in place of another

3. Saying what one says will not be said

4. Separation of parts of a compund word

5. Use of excessive conjunctions

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

7. Assigning inanimate objects human qualities

8. Repitition of key word with slight change to form

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

10. Use of words of same or similar meaning

11. An abrupt failure to complete a sentence.

12. An omission of conjunctions in a series

13. Interlocking word order ABAB

14. Double negative - understatement

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

16. Use of words whose sound suggest the sense

17. Assumption of another persons character

18. Repitition of sounds - usually vowel sounds.

19. Contradictory words in the same phrase

20. An exageration without like or as

21. Arrangement of words in ABBA order.

22. Joining of dissimilar words in a unit

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

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

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

26. Comparison using 'like' or 'as'

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

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

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

30. Implied comparison

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

32. Substituting part for the whole

33. 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)

34. 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.

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

36. Attributing some characteristic of one thing to another thing