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Arts and Humanities
Syntax-based Rhetorical Devices
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repetition of the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at or very near the beginning of the next
repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences, commonly in conjunction with climax and parallelism
Inversion of the natural or usual word order (think Yoda)
the term literally means "setting opposite." It describes the creation of a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them, often in parallel structure
the term literally means "to say no." It describes a process of inductive reasoning that attempts to define an object or idea by what it is not rather than by what it is. More commonly, it refers to the rhetorical tactic of mentioning an idea by denying that it should be mentioned
Placing, side-by-side, two co-ordinate elements, the second of which serves as an exclamation of the first
It refers to an interruption of discourse in order to directly address the personified thing, either present or absent.
A deliberate omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses.
Named after the Greek letter "Chi," indicating a crisscross. The term refers to a reversal in the order of terms and the second of two parallel clo The term refers to a reversal in the order of terms in the second of two parallel clauses. this is sometimes described as AB- BA structure.
The term comes from the Greek word for "ladder." It refers to the arrangement of words, clauses, or sentences in the order of increasing importance, weight, or emphasis. Parallelism usually forms a part of the arrangement, because it offers a sense of continuity, order and movement-up the ladder of importance.
The deliberate omission of a word or words, which are readily implied by the context. The term is related to ellipse, which is the three periods used to show omitted text in a quotation
Refers to the repetition of the first word of a clause or sentence at the end
Repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive phrases or clauses.
A single word or short phrase, usually interrupting normal syntax.
Consists of raising one or more questions and then proceeding to answer them, usually at some length. A common usage is to ask the question at the beginning of the paragraph and then use that paragraph to answer it
A poetic and rhetorical device in which normally unassociated ideas, words or phrases are placed next to one another, creating an effect of surprise and wit
A particular form of understatement generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used
The term describes any structure that displays recurrent syntactical similarity
this term refers to the insertion of the word, phrase, or whole sentence as an aside in the middle of another sentence. Can be circumscribed either by dashes- - they are more dramatic and forceful- - or by parentheses ( to make the aside less stringent)
The use of a conjunction between each word, phrase, or clause; structurally the opposite of asydenton
This term refers to the rhetorical act of anticipating an objection and answering it
A question which expects no answer
This term refers to a grammatically correct linkage (or yoking together) of two or more parts of speech by another part of speech. Examples of its usage would include one subject with two (or more) verbs, a verb with two (or more) direct objects, two (or more) subjects with one verb, and so forth.
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