rhetoricalterms5.docx - DeLong 1 Jeffrey DeLong Miss Hutchins AP Lang Period 4 22 September 2016 Rhetorical Terms#5 Antistrophe Means turning back It is

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DeLong 1 Jeffrey DeLong Miss Hutchins AP Lang, Period 4 22 September, 2016 Rhetorical Terms #5 Antistrophe: Means “turning back”. It is defined as a rhetorical device that involves the repetition of the same words at the end of consecutive phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. Example: “A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break the bonds of fellowship, but it is not the day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day. This day we fight…” ( The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien) Function: The function of Antistrophe is to emphasize a character or narrator’s thought or idea. Repeating a particular phrase over and over again can help get it into the audience’s mind, so the main point is prominent to the audience. It also becomes a familiar phrase to the audience, and makes the story more satisfying to view. Antistrophe is syntax that is used in order to make the

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