Upgrade to remove ads
Arts and Humanities
First Half Rhetorical Terms
Ms. Hamm's Rhetorical Terms (Test Date: 12/2/11)
Terms in this set (42)
attack made on a person rather than an opponent's ideas
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
the repetition of sounds, especially the initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words.
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.
a similarity between two different things or the relationship between them. An analogy can explain something familiar by associating it with something that is familiar.
a sub-type of parallelism with the exact repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of successive lines of sentences.
a story or brief episode told by the writer or character to illustrate a point.
the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle. An aphorism can be a memorable summation of the author's point.
a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
the emotional nod created by the entirety of a literary work, established partly by the setting and partly by the author's choice of object's described.
harsh and discordant sounds in a line or passage in a literary work.
a vivid description, the purpose of which is to exaggerate or distort, for comic effect, a person's distinctive physical features or other characteristics.
a grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb.
the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing.
a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects. A conceit displays intellectual cleverness as a result of the unusual comparison being made.
the non-literal meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning. Connotations may involve ideas, emotions, or attitudes.
the process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.
the strict, literal definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color. dictionary definition.
related to style, diction refers to the writer's choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
in greek, literally means "teaching." _____ words have the primary aim of teaching or instructing.
the use of a quotation at the beginning of a work that hints at its theme.
From the Greek for "good speech," euphenisms are a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept. The euphenism may be used to adhere to standards of social or political correctness or to add humor or ironic understatement.
the pleasant, mellifluous presentation of sounds in a literary work.
the background information presented in a literary work.
a metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a book
writing or speech that is not intended to carry a literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginary and vivid.
the major category in which a literary work fits.
a logical fallacy in which the arguer makes assumptions about a whole group or range of cases based on a sample that is inadequate.
a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement for emphasis.
the sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions.
the process that moves from a given series of specifics to a generalization.
to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented.
an emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.
the contrast between what is stated explicitly and wha is really meant, or the difference between what appears to be and what is actually true.
a form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite. _____ is the opposite of hyperbole.
a mistake in reasoning
loose sentence/non-periodic sentence
a type of sentence in which the main idea (independent clause) comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses.
a figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution or one for the other, suggesting some similarity.
a term from the Greek meaning "changed label" or "substitute name," metonomy is a figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely related to it. President -> Whitehouse
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Ap Lang terms
ap english iii weekly stems and vocab #8 // macare…
Vocab for APLC 1-8
AP Rhetorical Terms allegory-metaphor
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
AP EUROPEAN HISTORY AND LATER MIDDLE AGES
Cold War Nationalism