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figures of speech

Latin 4H/5AP

alliteration repetition of consonant sounds
assonance repetition of vowel sounds
onomatopoeia word sounds like its meaning
anaphora repetition of non-conjunction word to show emphasis
anastrophe inversion of words
asyndeton lack of conjunctions
chiasmus an ABBA pattern of words
ellipsis elimination of a word (usually a form of esse)
enjambment break in a line by a period, colon, or semicolon
hendiadys the use of noun + noun instead of adjective/noun
hyperbaton the separation of two words to show actual separation in a sentence
polysyndeton the repetition of conjunctions to show emphasis
prolepsis events which occur contrary to logical order ("sink the sunken ships")
syncope a "shortening" of a word
synchesis an ABAB pattern of words
tmesis the breaking of a compound verb into two separate parts
aposiopesis breaking off in the middle of the sentence
ecphrasis elaborate description of a work of art, building, or natural setting
hyperbole extreme exaggeration
metaphor comparison of two things without the words "like" or "as"
metonymy substitution of a word for a similar word
oxymoron complete contradiction of two terms
personification giving human qualities to non-human things
simile comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
transferred epithet transferred from the word it strictly belongs to another word connected with it in thought
apostrophe talking to someone as if they are present or still alive
euphemism a different way to explain something (usually a negative)
litotes the use of negative to accentuate the positive
rhetorical question anticipates no real answer
zeugma the use of one verb in two different meanings
Created by: hflmagistra



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