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AP English Language and Composition - Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Contradiction
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
21 terms
Rhetorical Devices- AP English Language and Composition
Loose (Cumulative) Sentence
Allusion
Anadiplosis
Understatement
main clause is presented, followed by other phrases/reasons (…
written or spoken reference to another text
last word or phrase of a sentence is the same as the first wo…
playing down of a situation in order to make a point
Loose (Cumulative) Sentence
main clause is presented, followed by other phrases/reasons (…
Allusion
written or spoken reference to another text
50 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Amplification
Anacoluthon
Anadiplosis
Anaphora
An expansion of detail to clarify a point: "We few, we happy…
A sudden break in a sentence's grammatical structure: "So, th…
Repetition of words, especially located at the end of one phr…
Repetition of one or more words at the head of consecutive ph…
Amplification
An expansion of detail to clarify a point: "We few, we happy…
Anacoluthon
A sudden break in a sentence's grammatical structure: "So, th…
96 terms
AP English Language and Composition - Rhetorical Devices
Active Voice
Ad Hominem
Alliteration
Allusion
the opposite of passive voice, the active voice is essentiall…
This is an attack on the person rather than the issues at han…
The repetition of a phonetic sound at the beginning of severa…
A reference that recalls another work, another time in histor…
Active Voice
the opposite of passive voice, the active voice is essentiall…
Ad Hominem
This is an attack on the person rather than the issues at han…
37 terms
AP ENGLISH language and composition rhetorical devices
anadiplosis
analogy
anaphora
anastrophe
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of…
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some re…
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive…
Inversion of the natural or usual word order
anadiplosis
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of…
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some re…
84 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Contradiction
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
48 terms
AP English Language and Composition - Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Declarative sentence
Aphorism
Persona
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
a statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and wi…
a voice or an assumed role of a character that represents the…
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Declarative sentence
a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
16 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Parallelism
Antithesis
Anaphora
Juxtaposition
Definition: Sentence construction which places equal grammati…
Definition: Placing contrasts side by side, usually in parall…
Definition: Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the be…
Definition: Placing close together or side by side, especiall…
Parallelism
Definition: Sentence construction which places equal grammati…
Antithesis
Definition: Placing contrasts side by side, usually in parall…
86 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
85 terms
AP English Language and Composition rhetoric devices
ad hominem argument
allegory
alliteration
allusion
From the Latin meaning "to or against the man". This argument…
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
a direct or indirect reference to something that is presumabl…
ad hominem argument
From the Latin meaning "to or against the man". This argument…
allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
37 terms
AP ENGLISH language and composition rhetorical devices
anadiplosis
analogy
anaphora
anastrophe
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of…
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some re…
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive…
Inversion of the natural or usual word order
anadiplosis
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of…
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some re…
17 terms
AP English Language and Composition rhetorical devices
rhetoric
allegory
allusion
analogy
the choices the writer makes in his writing
the figurative conveyance of an abstract symbol through tangi…
the mention of or reference to something, especially somethin…
a comparative relationship between two like things (ex: a bla…
rhetoric
the choices the writer makes in his writing
allegory
the figurative conveyance of an abstract symbol through tangi…
90 terms
AP English Language and Composition Exam: Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Antecedent
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Aphorism
Contradiction
Oxymoron
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency
A figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory…
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Aphorism
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
35 terms
AP English Language and Composition: Rhetorical Devices
Aphorism
Apostrophe
Ambiguity
Antecedent
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A figure of speech in which a person, thing, or abstract qual…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
Aphorism
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which a person, thing, or abstract qual…
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Use of character and/or story elements symbolically.
Repetition of consonant sounds of at the beginning of multipl…
A reference to something that is commonly known.
Multiple meanings.
Allegory
Use of character and/or story elements symbolically.
Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds of at the beginning of multipl…
25 terms
AP English Language and Composition: Rhetorical Devices
Allusion
Allegory
Anecdote
Diction
An indirect reference to something (usually a literary text,…
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
A brief recounting of a relevant episode. Anecdotes are often…
Word choice, particularly as an element of style. Different t…
Allusion
An indirect reference to something (usually a literary text,…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
40 terms
AP English Language and Composition - Rhetorical Devices
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
a sub-type of parallelism, when the exact repetition of words…
allegory
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
alliteration
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
52 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Hyperbole
Understatement
Litotes
Antithesis
figure of speech, which involves an exaggeration of ideas for…
figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intention…
a figure of speech which employs an understatement by using d…
Antithesis, literal meaning opposite, is a rhetorical device…
Hyperbole
figure of speech, which involves an exaggeration of ideas for…
Understatement
figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intention…
79 terms
Ap English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Abstract Language or Concept (n)
Allegory (n)/Allegorical (adj)
Allusion (n) /Allude (v)
Analogy (n)/Analogous (adj)
Opposite of concrete and tangible; usually relates to concept…
Symbolic story
Reference to something in art, music, movies, literature,cult…
Using a well-known idea, concept, person, ect. In order to si…
Abstract Language or Concept (n)
Opposite of concrete and tangible; usually relates to concept…
Allegory (n)/Allegorical (adj)
Symbolic story
38 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
allusion
alliteration
anadiplosis
anaphora
a direct or indirect reference to an outside person, event, p…
occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of ad…
repetition of the last word of a preceding clause in the next…
repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more…
allusion
a direct or indirect reference to an outside person, event, p…
alliteration
occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of ad…
67 terms
Rhetorical Devices- AP English Language and Composition
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
22 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Chiasmus
Complex sentence
Compound sentence
Cumulative sentence
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the sec…
a sentence with one independent clause and at least one depen…
a sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses, o…
a sentence in which the main independent clause is elaborated…
Chiasmus
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the sec…
Complex sentence
a sentence with one independent clause and at least one depen…
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AP English Language and Composition - Rhetorical Devices #3
Symploce
Hypotaxis
Parataxis
Hyperbole
combines Anaphora and Epistrophe in which the first and last…
Subordination of one clause to another.
The placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases withou…
Obvious and intentional exaggeration.
Symploce
combines Anaphora and Epistrophe in which the first and last…
Hypotaxis
Subordination of one clause to another.
39 terms
AP English Language and Composition: Rhetorical Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
a narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the s…
The sequential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually…
a literary, historical, religious, or mythological reference.…
the regular repetition of the same words or phrases at the be…
Allegory
a narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the s…
Alliteration
The sequential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually…
85 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Oxymoron
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story.
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory…
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story.
65 terms
Rhetorical Devices- AP English Language and Composition
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Contradiction
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story.
A concise statement intended to make a point or reflect a com…
A direct opposition between two things compared. Inconsistency.
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story.
67 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
An indirect or direct reference to something which is presuma…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
33 terms
AP Language & Composition Rhetorical Devices
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
antimetabole
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words or sylla…
Brief reference to a person, event, or place (real or fictiti…
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
Repetition of words in reverse order.
alliteration
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words or sylla…
allusion
Brief reference to a person, event, or place (real or fictiti…
23 terms
AP English Language & Composition Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Anadiplosis
Anaphora
Anthimeria
repetition of the same initial consonant sound throughout a l…
the repetition of a word that ends one clause at the beginnin…
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive…
substitution of one part of speech for another... I need a good…
Alliteration
repetition of the same initial consonant sound throughout a l…
Anadiplosis
the repetition of a word that ends one clause at the beginnin…
15 terms
Rhetorical Devices Quiz - AP English Language and Composition
Alliteration
Consonance
Assonance
Simile
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having t…
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Alliteration
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having t…
Consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
24 terms
AP English Language & Composition - Rhetorical Devices
metaphor
alliteration
assonance
anaphora
implied comparison between two things of unlike nature (w/out…
repetition of initial sound in two or more adjacent words.
same sound repeated in the middle or end of successive words
repetition of the same word or groups of words at the beginni…
metaphor
implied comparison between two things of unlike nature (w/out…
alliteration
repetition of initial sound in two or more adjacent words.
17 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices for Final
Metaphor
Allusion
Simile
Analogy
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Metaphor
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Allusion
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AP Language and Composition -Rhetorical Devices
Analogy
Anecdote
Antecedent
Apostrophe
A comparison to a directly parallel case.
A brief recounting of a relevant episode.
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
Analogy
A comparison to a directly parallel case.
Anecdote
A brief recounting of a relevant episode.
60 terms
AP Language & Composition Rhetorical Devices
Sentential Adverb
Asyndeton
Polysyndeton
Understatement
a single word or short phrase, usually interrupting normal sy…
consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or…
the use of a conjunction between each word, phrase, or clause…
deliberately expresses an idea as less important than it actu…
Sentential Adverb
a single word or short phrase, usually interrupting normal sy…
Asyndeton
consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or…
28 terms
AP Language & Composition: Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Analogy
Anaphora
Antithesis
Figure of emphasis that occurs through the repetition of init…
A kind of extended metaphor or long simile in which an explic…
Figure of repetition that occurs when the first word or set o…
Figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are intentio…
Alliteration
Figure of emphasis that occurs through the repetition of init…
Analogy
A kind of extended metaphor or long simile in which an explic…
60 terms
AP Language and Composition- Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Amplification
Anacoluthon
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed s…
passing reference or indirect mention
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structu…
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed s…
Allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
9 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Anaphora
Apostrophe
Antithesis
The repetition of sounds, especially initial constants into o…
One of the devices of repetition, in which the same expressio…
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
Figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are intentio…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial constants into o…
Anaphora
One of the devices of repetition, in which the same expressio…
33 terms
Rhetorical Devices (AP Language & Composition)
Allusion
Analogy
Anaphora
Antimetabole
Brief reference to a person, event, place (real or fictitious…
A comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things. Often,…
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
Repetition of words in reverse order.
Allusion
Brief reference to a person, event, place (real or fictitious…
Analogy
A comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things. Often,…
73 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
29 terms
AP Language and Composition- Rhetorical devices
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
a direct or indirect inference to something which is presumab…
the multiple meanings either unintentional of a word, phrase,…
allegory
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
alliteration
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
24 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Anaphora
Apostrophe
Antithesis
repeating the same consonant sound at the start of words... ex.…
repeating the words, phrases or clause at the beginning of tw…
addressing an imaginary being/character or ideain a speech
two opposite words or phrases, with similar structure combine…
Alliteration
repeating the same consonant sound at the start of words... ex.…
Anaphora
repeating the words, phrases or clause at the beginning of tw…
26 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetoric Devices
apostrophe
parenthesis
parathyis
anaphora
breaks flow of writing and addresses the reader
used to insert more information
listing a series of clauses with no conjunctions
repeating a word or phrase at the beginning of a clause or se…
apostrophe
breaks flow of writing and addresses the reader
parenthesis
used to insert more information
50 terms
Rhetorical Devices - AP Language and Composition
Alliteration
Allusion
Amplification
Anacoluthon
The recurrence of initial consonant sounds.
A short, informal reference to a famous person or event.
Involves repeating a word or expression while adding more det…
Finishing a sentence with a different grammatical structure f…
Alliteration
The recurrence of initial consonant sounds.
Allusion
A short, informal reference to a famous person or event.
20 terms
AP Language & Composition Rhetoric Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
Antimetabole
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in seque…
Brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictiti…
Repetition of word or phrase at the beginning of successive p…
Repetition of words in reverse order (eat to live, not live t…
Alliteration
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in seque…
Allusion
Brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictiti…
Rhetorical Devices: AP Language and Composition
Non Sequitur Fallacy
Ad Hominem Fallacy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Fallacy
Reductio Ad Absurdum Fallacy
apparent lack of meaning relative to what precedes it; does n…
attacking your opponent's argument instead of creating your own
simply because one thing happened before another, the first t…
technique of reducing an argument or hypothesis to absurdity,…
Non Sequitur Fallacy
apparent lack of meaning relative to what precedes it; does n…
Ad Hominem Fallacy
attacking your opponent's argument instead of creating your own
50 terms
AP Language and Composition: Rhetorical Devices
Allusion
Allegory
Aphorism
Ellipsis
An indirect reference to something (usually a literary text,…
A story, fictional or non fictional, in which characters, thi…
A terse statement which expresses a general truth or moral pr…
The deliberate omission of a word or phrase from prose done f…
Allusion
An indirect reference to something (usually a literary text,…
Allegory
A story, fictional or non fictional, in which characters, thi…
73 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
39 terms
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Devices
Allusion
Amplification
Anadiplosis
Analogy
A reference to some fairly well-known event, place, or person…
Repeating something already said, while adding more detail an…
Takes the last work of a sentence or phrase and repeats it ne…
Makes use of something already well known to explain somethin…
Allusion
A reference to some fairly well-known event, place, or person…
Amplification
Repeating something already said, while adding more detail an…
35 terms
RHETORICAL DEVICES - AP Language and Composition
genra
ambiguity
extended metaphor
oxymoron
a catergory or type of literature
An event or situation that may be interpreted in more than on…
A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in…
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory te…
genra
a catergory or type of literature
ambiguity
An event or situation that may be interpreted in more than on…
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