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  1. antimetabole
  2. climax
  3. parallelism
  4. litotes
  5. oxymoron
  1. a a form of understatement (meiosis) that emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite- Ex) War is no picnic
  2. b the juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas - Ex) I must be cruel to be kind
  3. c 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. d the arrangement of words in order of increasing importance-Ex) Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.
  5. e repetition of words in succsessive clauses, in reverse order (a chiasmus in which the exact words, not just the syntax, are flipped)- Ex) Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb- Ex) I'll unhair thy head.
  2. the placing of two elements side by side, in which the second defines the first- Ex) This is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat.
  3. replacing and idea with an associated idea - Ex) The pen is mightier than the sword.
  4. the arrangement of words in order of decreasing importance- Ex) Die and endow a college or a cat.
  5. understatement (opposite of hyperbole)- Ex) I can see why you would forget; I mean, it's only cancer.

5 True/False questions

  1. synecdocheuse of exaggerated terms for emphasis- Ex) Im so hungry; I'd give my first-born child for a slice of pizza.


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


  3. epistrophethe repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses- Ex) As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled.


  4. asyndetonomission of conjunctions between related clauses Ex) We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.


  5. Allusionan indirect reference to another work of literature or art - Ex) "If you love a lot, you'll lie a lot / Guess they did in Camelot"