AP English III-Rhetorical Devices Test

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Rhetoric

the art of persuasion

Ethos

appeal based on speaker's qualifications

Logos

appeals to logic

Pathos

appeals to emotions

Diction

choice of words

Vivid imagery

big picture to persuade

Allusion (4 sources)

referring to something indirectly (Bible, mythology, literature, history)

Analogy

comparison of two or more things

Alliteration

same beginning consonant sounds

Assonance

same vowel sounds

Consonance

same consonants sounds

Anaphora

using the same phrase to begin sentences

Parallelism

grammatically equal

Connotation

feeling word implies

Denotation

dictionary meaning

Hyperbole

exaggeration

Understatement

saying less than what you mean

Inversion

not normal word order

Verbal irony

say opposite of what you mean (sarcasm)

Situational irony

expect one thing, but something else happens

Dramatic irony

audience knows something character doesn't

Juxtaposition

put two things next to each other to contrast them

Metaphor

stronger comparison without like or as

Extended metaphor

comparison continued over a piece of literature

Implied metaphor

do not directly state metaphor, but hint at it

Simile

using like or as, weakest form of comparison

Metonymy/synecdoche

use a part to represent a whole

Paradox

a contradictory statement on surface that makes sense when you think about it

Rhetorical question

do not require an answer because the answer is obvious

Syllogism

If A=B, and B=C, then A=C.

Tone

the way the speaker says something

Mood

the feeling you get

Pronoun usage

the use of pronouns to get someone on your side and against your enemies

Anadiplosis

use end of line as beginning of next line

Antithesis

put two contrasting sentences together with their ideas juxtaposed to make a point

Onomatopoeia

word that sounds like the sound it makes (bang, pop)

Archaism

using old words

Card stacking

overload your side with goodness and overload opponent's side with badness

Refutation

turn opponent's words against them

God is on our side

God is with you and against enemy

Repetition of thought or idea

continuously emphasizes a thought or idea

Exact repetition

saying something exactly the same

Rhyming

it rhymes!

Listing

list all of good points or all of bad points

Euphemism

using gentler way of presenting a harsher reality

Classical Mode

oldest and most common pattern

Introduction (exordium)

beginning the web

Narration (narratio)

narrate problem

Confirmation (confirmatio)

giving evidence

Refutation (refutatio)

gives opposing reasons and explains how wrong

Conclusion (peroratio)

summation, restate thesis

Narration

tell a story to get a point across

Description

go into detail to get point across (never whole thing)

Process Analysis

step-by-step process

Exemplification

using examples to prove point

Induction

start with examples to prove point, thesis at end

Deduction

take point (general statement), prove with examples

Comparison/Contrast

alike and different

Classification

classifying one topic, categories

Definition

defines a subject

Cause and Effect

causes and effects!

Rhetorical Triangle

also called the Aristotelian Triangle; three sides-speaker, subject, audience

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