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  1. chiasmus
  2. Anticlimax
  3. isocolon
  4. hyperbole
  5. zeugma
  1. a the arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.
  2. b use of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.
  3. c when two or more parts of a sentence are syntactically governed by a single common verb or noun, which may change meaning with respect to the other words it modifies - Ex) He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.
  4. d use of parallel structures of the same length in successive clauses- Ex) I speek Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
  5. e reversal of grammatical structures in successive clauses -Ex) He led bravely, and we bravely followed

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. repetition of conjunctions - Ex) We lived and laughed and loved and left.
  2. describing something nonhuman in metaphorical human terms -
  3. repetition of syntactic structure in two or more clauses - Ex) Before she left, she put the dishes in the dishwasher, wiped the counter, and took several bags of trash out to the dumpster. ( parallel verb phrases)
  4. a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  5. repetition of a word at the end of a clause at the beginning of another- Ex) Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

5 True/False questions

  1. climaxthe arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.


  2. Anaphorathe substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.


  3. aposiopesiswhen the speaker or writer deliberately stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by imagination- Ex) I cant believe she lets them get away like that! If they were MY kids...


  4. Anthimeriathe juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas- Ex) Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.


  5. metonymyreplacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.