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Rhetorical Terms 1

Rhetoric Terms 1 AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

TermDefinition
Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are close to one another ex. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Anaphora The repetition of introductory words or phrases for effect. This creates rhythm and establishes a pattern, giving the reader a contextual framework for understanding the ideas
Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds between different consonants ex. Early in the day the neighs began to fade
Asyndeton Commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words. This is a form of parallelism that speeds up the flow of the sentence ex. asked nothing, gave nothing, expected nothing
Cacophony Harsh, awkward, or dissonant sounds used deliberately in poetry or prose ex. P, S, F
Connotation Implied or suggested meaning of a word because of it's association in the readers mind. (pos or neg)
Consonance Repetition of identical consonant sounds within two or more words in close proximity ex. Boost/best
Denotation The literal or obvious meaning of a word
Euphony A succession of harmonious sounds used in poetry or prose; the opposite of Cacophony
Inversion reversing the customary SVO elements
Parallelism the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose that correspond in grammatical structure, sound, meter, meaning, etc.
Colloquial Language Slang
Created by: Kendall0509