Repetition of the same letter or sound within nearby words. Most often, repeated initial consonants
ambition should be made of sterner stuff
Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or terms in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of the next sentence, clause, or phrase.
you all did love him once, not without cause. what cause withholds you then to mourn for him
if it were so, it was a grievous fault, and grievously hath Caesar answered it
our hearts you see not, they are pitiful; and pity to the general wrong of Rome as fire drives out fire, so pity pity
A kind of extended metaphor or long simile in which an explicit comparison is made between two things (events, ideas, people, etc) for the purpose of furthering a line of reasoning or drawing an inference; a form of reasoning employing comparative or parallel cases.
is the repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences, commonly in conjunction with climax and with parallelism
it will inflame you, it will make you mad
most high, most mighty, and most puissant
Figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are intentionally juxtaposed, usually through parallel structure; a contrasting of opposing ideas in adjacent phrases, clauses, or sentences
for antony is but a limb of caesar
lets carve him as a dish fit for the gods
interrupts the discussion or discourse and addresses directly a person or personified thing, either present or absent
consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses (and, or, but, for, nor, so, yet)
conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure
do not repeat the same words and phrases, but invert a sentence's grammatical structure or ideas
repeats the beginning word of a clause or sentence at the end. The beginning and the end are the two positions of strongest emphasis in a sentence, so by having the same word in both places, you call special attention to it
Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or set of words in one sentence, clause, or phrase is repeated one or more times at the end of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases
(Figure used to transform an unpleasant, distasteful or repulsive expression into more socially acceptable terms.
deliberate exaggeration of a person, thing, quality, event to emphasize a point external to the object of exaggeration; intentional exaggeration for rhetorical effect
a particular form of understatement, is generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used
good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up
i am not well in health, and that is all
substitution of one word for another which it suggests.
to beg the voice and utterance of my tongue
Figure of balance identified by a similarity in the syntactical structure of a set of words in successive phrases, clauses, sentences; successive words, phrases, clauses with the same or very similar grammatical structure
and be silent, that you may hear
Figure which represents abstractions or inanimate objects with human qualities, including physical, emotional, and spiritual; the application of human attributes or abilities to nonhuman entities.
the use of a conjunction between each word, phrase, or clause, and is thus structurally the opposite of asyndeton. (and, or, but, for, nor, so, yet); the deliberate and excessive use of conjunctions in successive words or clauses
for i have neither writ, nor words, nor worth, action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech
any question asked for a purpose other than to obtain the information the question asks
Figure of explication in which two things that share at least one attribute are explicitly associated with each other; an overt comparison between two unlike things as though they were similar -- usually with the words "like" or "as"
Figure of comparison in which a word standing for part of something is used for the whole of that thing or vice versa; any part or portion or quality of a thing used to stand for the whole of the thing or vice versa -- genus to species or species to genus
friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
brutus shall lead, and we ill grace his heels
An event or detail that is inappropriate for the time period
caesar, 'tis strucken eight
count the clock
A literary device in that an actor speaks to the audience; he/she is not heard by the other characters
speaker credibility; is the speaker well-informed of good will, good sense, and good moral character; citations or quotes of respected authorities
ex when part of it is missing, bc they quote and somethings missing
fire dries out fire
so pitty pitty
caesar shall forth
which every noble roman bears of you
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,
And every tongue brings in a several tale,
And every tale condemns me for a villain."1 (Richard III, V, iii)
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
"Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, (missing "and")
Shrunk to this little measure?"He was a winner, a hero
It is boring to eat: it is fulfilling to sleep. (parallel structure)
It is boring to eat; to sleep is fulfilling
To report that your committee is still investigating the matter is to tell me that you have nothing to report
I'll have my bond!
Speak not against my bond!
I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond."
Heat waves are not rare in the summer. (are common)
Hitting that telephone pole certainly didn't do your car any good. (damaged your car)
The pen is mightier than the sword (Pen for words)
The orders came directly from the White House (White House for the president)
She tried to make her pastry fluffy, sweet, and delicate.
Singing a song or writing a poem is joyous.
Perch are inexpensive; cod are cheap; trout are abundant; but salmon are best
They read and studied and wrote and drilled. I laughed and played and talked and flunked
rhetoric question ex
For if we lose the ability to perceive our faults, what is the good of living on?
My love is like a red, red rose —Robert Burns
The soul in the body is like a bird in a cage.
Listen, you've got to come take a look at my new set of wheels. (wheels is part of car)
...all that I live by is the awl..." "awl is took for repairing shoes, but is pronounce "all"