Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account


repetition of a word/phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or line

"Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!"


opposition of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction

"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more"


questioning oneself (or rhetorically asking the audience), often pretending to be in doubt

"The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven, or of men?"


the absence of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words

"Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils shrunk to this little measure?"


repetition of a key word over successive phrases or clauses

"We will have difficult times. We've had difficult times in the past. And we will have difficult times in the future."


pretending to omit something by drawing attention to it

"I will not even mention the fact that my opponent was a poor student."


using conjunctions to emphasize rhythm, and therefore emphasize a certain point

"There were in every community men and women who spoke the language of duty and morality and loyalty and obligation."

rhetorical question

a question that is posed for emphasis, not requiring an answer

"Art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth?"


by appealing to an audience's sense of REASON and LOGIC, the speaker or writer intends to make the audience think clearly about the sensible and/or obvious answer to a problem


by appealing to the audiences EMOTIONS, the speaker or writer can make the audience feel sorrow, shame, sympathy, embarrassment, anger, excitement, and/or fear


the overall appeal of the speaker or writer himself; it is important that this person have impressive CREDENTIALS, a notable KNOWLEDGE, and or appear to be LIKEABLE and MORAL person

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording