Latin 3 FIGURES OF SPEECH

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synchesis

interlocking word order a, b, a, b

chiasmus

arrangement of word pairs in criss-cross word order a, b, b, a

hyperbola

exaggeration for effect

alliteration

repetition of the same letters or souds in successive words

litotes

a form of a diliberate understatement often achieved by use of a negative to make a positive statement

anaphora

repitition of a word at the beginning of successibe clause for emphasis

apostrophe

an (often sudden) addressing of a person or object, absent or present, in the second person for emotional effect

personification

treatment of things or objects as human

Rhetorical questions

a question posed that does not ncessarily elicit a response

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