Rhetorical Divices two by Luisa & Shania

Anadiplosis- repetition of a prominent and usually the last word in one phrase or clause at the beginning of the next: Example- “rely on his honor—honor such as his?”

Anaphora- repetition of a word or expression at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect: Example: “we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground” Pronunciation- anaph·o·ra

Assonance- resemblance of sound in words or syllables: Example- “rise high in the bright sky” Pronunciation- as·so·nance

Epanalepsis- a repetition of a word or a phrase with intervening words setting off the repetition, sometimes occurring with a phrase used both at the beginning and end of a sentence, Example- Only the poor really know what it is to suffer; only the poor. Pronunciation- ep-uh-nuh-lep-sis

Epistrophe- repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect, Example- “of the people, by the people, for the people” Pronunciation- epis·tro·phe

Expletive- a syllable, word, or phrase inserted to fill a vacancy. Example- as it in “make it clear which you prefer” Pronunciation- ex·ple·tive

Metaphor- a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them: Example- drowning in money

Metonymy- a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated: Example- as “crown” in “lands belonging to the crown”

Litotes-: understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary: Example- “not a bad singer” or “not unhappy”

Hypophora- a figure of speech in which a writer raises a question and then immediately provides an answer to that question. Example- “What made me take this trip to Africa? There is no quick explanation. Things got worse and worse and worse and pretty soon they were too complicated.”

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