Shusta-Brown AP Set 3

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auxesis

Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force

anaphora

Repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses, sentences, or lines

elenchus

A logical refutation

paradox

A statement that is self-contradictory on the surface, yet seems to evoke a truth nonetheless

tricolon

Three parallel elements of the same length occurring together in a series

accumulatio

Bringing together various points made throughout a speech and presenting them again in a forceful, climactic way

asyndeton

The omission of conjunctions between clauses, often resulting in a hurried rhythm or vehement effect

circumlocution

"Talking around" something, usually by supplying a descriptive phrase in place of a name. Rhetorically useful as euphemisms, as a method of amplification, or to hint at something without stating it

allegory

A sustained metaphor continued through whole sentences or even through a whole discourse

adianoeta

An expression that, in addition to an obvious meaning, carries a second, subtle meaning (often at variance with the ostensible meaning)

diasyrmus

Rejecting an argument through ridiculous comparison

apodixis

Proving a statement by referring to common knowledge or general experience

diaskeue

Graphic peristasis (description of circumstances) intended to arouse the emotions

syncrisis

Comparison and contrast in parallel clauses

chiasmus

Repetition of ideas in inverted order

cacozelia

A stylistic affectation of diction, such as throwing in foreign words to appear learned; bad taste in words or selection of metaphor, either to make the facts appear worse or to disgust the auditors

pysma

The asking of multiple questions successively (which would together require a complex reply). A rhetorical use of the question

tapinosis

Giving a name to something which diminishes it in importance. A kind of meiosis

correctio

The amending of a term or phrase just employed; or, a futher specifying of meaning, especially by indicating what something is not (which may occur either before or after the term or phrase used)

anamnesis

Calling to memory past matters; citing a past author from memory

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