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Rhetorical Devices (for final exam) Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Anthimeria
  2. Anticlimax
  3. litotes
  4. metonymy
  5. Anadiplosis
  1. a the substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.
  2. b a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  3. c repetition of a word at the end of a clause at the beginning of another- Ex) Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
  4. d replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  5. e the arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. use of parallel structures of the same length in successive clauses- Ex) I speek Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
  2. an indirect reference to another work of literature or art - Ex) "If you love a lot, you'll lie a lot / Guess they did in Camelot"
  3. understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.
  4. when the speaker or writer deliberately stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by imagination- Ex) I cant believe she lets them get away like that! If they were MY kids...
  5. omission of conjunctions between related clauses Ex) We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

5 True/False Questions

  1. antimetabolethe substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.

          

  2. chiasmusreversal of grammatical structures in successive clauses -Ex) He led bravely, and we bravely followed

          

  3. zeugmawhen two or more parts of a sentence are syntactically governed by a single common verb or noun, which may change meaning with respect to the other words it modifies - Ex) He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.

          

  4. rhetorical questionan indirect reference to another work of literature or art - Ex) "If you love a lot, you'll lie a lot / Guess they did in Camelot"

          

  5. apostrophewhen a speaker or writer breaks off and directs speech to an absent person, inanimate object, or abstract quality or idea- Ex) "For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him."

          

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