How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Lit Terms Part Deux

whatever words amy chan didn't have. and if you don't know amy chan, then you shouldn't be looking at this. Some of these are examples instead of definitions.
STUDY
PLAY
Anaphora
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing
Epanelepsis
repetition at the end of a clause of the word that occurred at the beginning
Epistrophe
I'll have my bond! Speak not against my bond! (hint: starts with e)
Antithesis
It has been my experience that folks who have no voices have very few virtues.
Antithesis
It can't be wrong if it feels so right.
Syncrisis
We support the victory; they decry the cost
Syncrisis
Some people search for solutions; others devise excuses
Chaismus
I have changed in many things; in this I have not
Chiasmus
To stop too fearful, and too faint to go
Zeugma
we traveled to the store, movie, and back home
Diazeugma
term describing when one part of speech governs the subject noun of the sentence
Diazugma
Back on his feet, he shook his head, took a breath, and walked away
Syllepsis
when a single word that governs or modifies two or more others is understood and defined differently with respect to each of those words
Syllepsis
Rend your heart, and not your garments
Syllepsis
You held your breath and the door for me
Anadiplosis
reoccurence of the last word of an idea where the author repeats the lasts thought before going to the next one
Anadiplosis
They call for you: The general who became a slave; the slave who became a gladiator; the gladiator who defied an Emperor. Striking story."
Syllogism
X --> Y, Y --> Z, X --> Z. Deductive reasoning type arguments that gives a major and minor premise, and if both are proven to be true, then gives a conclusion
Begging the question
circular reasoning; logical fallacy that assumes in the premise what the arguer should be trying to prove in the conclusion.
Anistrophe
I'll have my bond! Speak not against my bond! (hint: starts with a)
False Analogy
logical fallacy where the writer relies upon the analogy as the proof of the argument
ad homminem
an argument that relies upon attacking the motives or character of the person to further the argument.
Hasty generalization
fallacy when the conclusion is reached with little evidence
False dilemma/Either-or fallacy
either or fallacy; when you suggest only 2 alts exist where there are more
Equivocation
fallacy occurs when the meaning of a key term changes at some point in an argument
Red herring
fallacy where the argument is changed to divert the audience from the actual issue
Tu Quoque
you also; fallacy asserts that the argument is dumb because the opponent doesn't follow their own advice!
Appeal to doubtful authority testimonials
fallacy where you reference individuals that have no expertise on the issue
Misleading statistics
fallacy where you misrepresent statistics i.e. not large enough sample size (yay polk!)
Post Hoc
(ergo propter hoc argument) assumes that because 2 events occur close together in time, the first caused the second
Non Sequitur
fallacy occurs when a statement does not logically follow from a previous statement
Bandwagon
fallacy where the proponent claims you should do it because everyone else is (i.e. peer pressure)
Anadiplosis
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering
Overstatement
fallacy where this is an unqualified generalization