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AP English Rhetorical Devices
Midterm Exam Studying
Terms in this set (36)
A greek term referring to the character of a person.
A greek term that refers to suffering but is basically the appeal to ones emotions
A greek term that means "word" it is the appeal to logic
The study of effective, persuasive language use
A diagram that represents a rhetorical situation as the relationship among the speaker, the subject, and the audience
Rhetorical Triangle 1
Rhetorical Triangle 2
Rhetorical Triangle 3
The speaker, voice, or character assumed by the author of a piece of writing.
An indirect reference, often to another text of historical event.
An extended comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things
THe repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses
A short account of an interesting event
the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of consecutive words or syllables
an informal or conversational use of language
the which is implied by a word, as opposed to the words literal meaning
a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
a contradiction between what is said and what is meant; incongruity between action and result
placement of two things side by side for emphasis
the repetition of similar grammatical or syntactical patterns
artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure of speech
a pattern of words or sentence construction used for rhetorical effect
a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two things
a figure of speech or trope through which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else, thus making an implicit comparison
the speakers attitude toward the subject or audience
vivid use of language that evokes a readers senses
The passive voice is a grammatical construction (a "voice") in which the subject of a sentence or clause denotes the recipient of the action rather than the performer.
the repetition of words in an inverted order to sharpen a contrast
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
a preceding occurrence or cause or event, anything that precedes something similar in time
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
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