AP Lang Rhetorical Examples
For Mrs. Mixon and Mrs. Sjostrom's AP Lang classes
Terms in this set (41)
Animal Farm, The Lord of the Flies, The Chronicles of Narnia
"Ah, what a delightful day!"
"Four score and seven years ago..."
"Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain..."
"You may abuse a tragedy, though you cannot write one."
"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, /This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings..."
"Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n."
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
"Strips of tinfoil winking like people" - The Bee Meeting by Sylvia Plath
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
"If they be two, they are two so As stiff
Twin compasses are two;
Thy soul, the fix'd foot, makes no show
To move, but doth, if th' other do.
And though it in the center sit,
Yet, when the other far doth roam,
It leans, and hearkens after it,
And grows erect, as that comes home."- Valediction: Forbidden Mourning by John Donne
"Where affections bear rule, there reason is subdued, honesty is subdued, good will is subdued, and all things else that withstand evil, for ever are subdued."
collateral damage instead of accidental deaths
"I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry"
"Go ask his name: if he be married.
My grave is like to be my wedding bed."- Romeo and Juliet
"Shall I Compare Thee to a summer's Day"
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears."- Julius Caesar
"He saw nothing and heard nothing but he could feel his heart pounding and then he heard the clack on stone and the leaping, dropping clicks of a small rock falling."- For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
"the shackles of love straiten'd him
His honour rooted in dishonoured stood
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true"- Lancelot and Elaine by Tennyson
"When well-appareled April on the heel
Of limping winter treads." Romeo and Juliet
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift
"Elderly American ladies leaning on their canes listed toward me like towers of Pisa."-Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
"His eye met hers as she sat there paler and whiter than anyone in the vast ocean of anxious faces about her."- The Lady or the Tiger by Frank R. Stockton
"I have to have this operation. It isn't very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on the brain."- The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger
"You are free to execute your laws, and your citizens, as you see fit."
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
"If youth knew, if age could."
Socrates is a man, so Socrates is mortal.
"We must all hang together or assuredly we will all hang separately."
When it snows, the streets get wet.
It is snowing.
The streets are wet.
The room was dark and had no illumination.
They wish that they were with us at the movies.
You can't believe Jack when he says the proposed policy would help the economy. He doesn't even have a job.
The character of the convict and Barrymore in The Hound of the Baskervilles
You can never give anyone a break. If you do, they'll walk all over you.
Joan is scratched by a cat while visiting her friend. Two days later she comes down with a fever. Joan concludes that the cat's scratch must be the cause of her illness.
Either you're for me or you're against me.
Bill lives in a large building, so his apartment must be large.
"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." Animal Farm