AP Latin Literary Devices
Terms in this set (17)
Repetition of a word, usually at the beginning of successive clauses or phrases, for emphasis or for pathetic effect.
Transposition of standard word order, typically the postposition of a preposition.
Omission of conjunctions in a closely related series.
Arrangement of words, usually adjectives and nouns, in the pattern ABBA.
A lengthy digression describing a place or object in great detail.
Use of two nouns connected by a conjunction with the meaning of one modified noun.
Reversal of chronological order in order to put the more important idea first.
Arrangement of pairs of words so that one word of each pair is between the words of the other (ABAB).
An understatement for emphasis, usually an assertion of something by denying the opposite (double negative).
Use of one noun in place of another closely related noun, to avoid common or prosaic words.
Use of unnecessary conjunctions.
Use of the part of the whole to avoid common words or to focus attention on a particular part.
Separation of the parts of a compound word, usually for metrical convenience.
A three-part increase of emphasis or enlargement of meaning.
Use of a verb or adjective with two words, using two separate meanings, usually one literal and one figurative.
Addressing a person who is not present.
Use of a word sooner than it would logically appear