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  1. metonymy
  2. paradox
  3. isocolon
  4. antimetabole
  5. Anaphora
  1. a the repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses- Ex) Mad world! Mand kings! Mad composition!
  2. b repetition of words in succsessive clauses, in reverse order (a chiasmus in which the exact words, not just the syntax, are flipped)- Ex) Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
  3. c replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  4. d 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.
  5. e the use of apparently condtradictory ideas to point out some underlying truth- Ex) What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. replacing a part with a whole, or a whole with a part - Ex) The U.S. won three gold medals
  2. the substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.
  3. when 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."
  4. the placing of two elements side by side, in which the second defines the first- Ex) This is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat.
  5. 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 True/False Questions

  1. hyperboleuse of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.


  2. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.


  3. Anticlimaxthe arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.


  4. Allusionan 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. asyndetonrepetition of conjunctions - Ex) We lived and laughed and loved and left.


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