Flashcards in Rhetorical Terms Deck (98):
An umbrella term that encompasses rhetorical terms that are inaccurate literally but call to mind sensation or evoke reactions
An implied comparison that does not use the word like or ask
A metaphor embedded in a sentence rather than expressed discreetly as a sentence.
Comparison between 2 unlike things using like or as
Language attributes human qualities to non-human subjects
An exaggeration for effect
Referring something associated/related to it
A part of a whole
The repetition of one or more initial sounds, usually consonants
An ironic minimizing for effect
Language that describes specific, observational things. Physical, experience, senses
Represents ideas of thoughts-generalities
Love, hope, sad
The dictionary definition of a word
How you think of a word.
Cop, police, po po mean the same thing as police officer
Language of country
The specialized vocabulary of a group with a specialty
Word choice characterized by simple nouns, adjectives and adverbs
Word choice derived from the Latin or Greek roots/prefixes/suffixes
An attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
Reinforcing a point by repeating the point. 3 is the goal.
A set of similarly structured words, phrases, or clauses.
The repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause.
The repetition of a group of words at the BEGINNING of successive clauses.
The repulsion of a group of words at he END of successive clauses.
The repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order
One independent clause
2+ independent clauses
1+ dependent and 1 independent
2+ independent and 1+ dependent
Combining sentences into one single sentence
Taking less important ideas and placing them in dependent clauses.
A figure of speech whose effectiveness has been worn out through overuse and excessive familiarity
A familiar grouping of words especially words that habitually appear together and thereby convey meaning by association
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase can be understood in two ways
Parentheses are used to set off an idea from the rest of the sentence
A verbal ending in -ing that functions as a noun
A verbal that function as a noun, adjective or adverb
When the infinitive is interrupted with another word
To boldly go
Subject verb agreement
The subject of the sentence performs the action
The subject of the sentence receives the action
Multiple meaning; intentionally vauge
Question not asked for information but for effect
Language that evokes particular sensations or emotionally rich experiences
An extended metaphor
Has a deeper meaning: literally and metaphorically
A reference of something to create and effect or enrich the meaning of an idea
Trojan war, face of a thousand ships
An exaggerated imitation of a serious work for humorous purposes
Dialogue in which a character speaks aloud to themselves
Where nature is addressed as though human
Helps explain the noun
Mousse, the dog, ran away
A word or phrase adding a characteristic to a persons name
Richard the lion heart
Substitution of a title
Elvis Presley "the king"
An elaborate statement justifying some controversial position
A gradual increase of importance
Figure of speech on which a speaker or a writer gathers scattered points and lists them together
A figure in which language takes a sudden turn.
Build up then flip it
A figure of speech that uses disruption or inversion of customary word order to produce a distinctive effect
The omission of words
A work that reveals a critical attitude toward some element of life to a humorous effect
A generally bitter comment that is ironically worded, a way to mock if ridicule something
A form of irony where one pretends indifference and refuses something while actually wanting it
Found in the plot
Verbal irony/ antiphrasis
When you say something and mean the opposite/ something different
A technique adopted by writers to present ideas, characters, or places in such a manner that they appeal to more than one senses.
A quotation at the beginning of a literary work suggestive theme
A piece of common wisdom
Serious talk or speech. Sermon
A formal expression of praise when someone has died
A poem or other literary work in the form of a letter
Opposite ideas. The juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas
Placing things side by side for comparison
A phase that is seemingly contradictory
A statement that seems untrue on the surface but is true nevertheless
An attitude that may lie under the tone of the piece
Incorporating an event/person/thing that does not correspond with the time period
Ex. Cell phone in 1800s
Anything that represents something else
Comparing like things
Appeal to more than one sense
Omission of fanboys
Adding a lot of fanboys
Substitution of one part of speech for another
A brief narrative in text to capture audience or support claim
The patterns of language used by particular cultural or ethnic populations
Substitution of a more offensive or disparaging word/phrase for one considered less offensive
A word/expression that is generally harsh, impolite, offensive
An indirect expression of unpleasant information
-make it seem pleasant-
Play on words
Words that sound IDENTICAL but have different meanings
Word that sound SIMILAR but have different meanings
A word used differently in relation to two other words.
A connects to concept, B connects to concept, A and B aren't related
The word or clauses that follows linking vets and completes the subject of the sentence by either renaming it or describing it
Adjective clause that follows a linking verb
A noun clause that names the subject
Main idea comes first. Puts it all there at the beginning