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AP English Language Rhetorical DevicesWordDefinitionacatalectichaving complete or full number ofsyllables in a poetic lineaccismusin rhetoric, pretending to refusesomethingadynatonrhetorical use of a nearlyimpossible situation for emphasisagnominationrhetorical use of similar-soundingwords for effectalogismillogical statementanacoenosisrhetorical questioning of hearersor opponents for opinions on amatteranacoluthonmoving to new topic of discussionbefore finishing current oneanadiplosisrepeating last word of clause atbeginning of next clauseanalepsisrepetition of a word or phrase foremphasis; pleonasmanaphorarepetition of a word at beginningof successive phrases foremphasisanastrophereversing or inverting word orderas rhetorical deviceantanaclasisrepetition of key word of phraseas a play on wordsanthorismcounter-definition; redefinition ofopponent's term for rhetoricaleffectanthypophorarefuting an objection using acontrary inferenceanticlimaxexpression whose last part isdecreased in effect from the priorpartantimetabolefigure in which words or phrasesare repeated but in inverse orderantimetathesisinversion of the parts of anantithesisantiphrasisuse of words in a sense oppositeto literalantistropherepetition of words in reverseorderantistrophonturning of opponent's ownargument against themantithesiscontrast of ideas by means ofparallel arrangement of words orclausesantonomasiause of descriptive phrase orepithet instead of proper nameaparithmesisrhetorical answer to a propositionapodosismain concluding clause in aconditional sentenceapophasissaying something by stating thatyou will not mention itaposiopesissuddenly stopping in the middleof a speech for emphasisapostropheaddressing of a personified thingrhetoricallyasteismrefined ironyasyndetonrhetorical device of omittingconjunctionsatticismexpression characterized byconciseness and eleganceauxesisincrease in size; hyperbole oraugmentation of meaningbathosappearance of the commonplacein elevated matter for rhetoricaleffectcatastasisintroductory part of speechwhere narrator introducessubjectchiasmuscontrast by parallelism in reverseorderclimaxgradual increase in force ofrhetorical expressions or dramaof a performanceconsecutionlogical sequence or progressionof an argumentdiacoperhetorical separation of acompound word by a third word;tmesisdiallagedevice in which many argumentsbrought upon one pointdiallelus

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