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Latin 3 FIGURES OF SPEECH

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synchesis
interlocking word order a, b, a, b
chiasmus
arrangement of word pairs in criss-cross word order a, b, b, a
hyperbola
exaggeration for effect
alliteration
repetition of the same letters or souds in successive words
litotes
a form of a diliberate understatement often achieved by use of a negative to make a positive statement
anaphora
repitition of a word at the beginning of successibe clause for emphasis
apostrophe
an (often sudden) addressing of a person or object, absent or present, in the second person for emotional effect
personification
treatment of things or objects as human
Rhetorical questions
a question posed that does not ncessarily elicit a response