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AP Rhetoric Midterm
AP Rhetoric Midterm Vocabulary
Latin for "against the man." When a writer personally attacks his or her opponents instead of their arguments
A term used in modern narratology to denote a discrepancy between the order in which events of the story occur and the order in which they are presented to us in the plot
Repeats the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at or near the very beginning of the next. It can be generated for the sake of beauty or to give a sense of logical progression.
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or phrase is in ( and usually at the beginning of) successive lines, clauses, or sentences.
A rhetorical figure by which the same word or phrase is repeated at the end of successive clauses.
reversing the order of repeated words or phrases ( a loosely chiastic structure, AB-BA) to intensify the final formulation, to present alternatives, or to show contrast.
A statement of some general principle, expressed memorably by condensing much wisdom into a few words.
In the literary sense, a justification of defense of the writer's opinions or conduct, not usually implying any admission of blame.
Expresses doubt abut an idea of conclusion. Among its several uses are the suggesting of alternatives without making a commitment to either or any.
stopping abruptly and leaving a statement unfinished
A form of verbal compression which consists of the omission of connecting words between clauses.
resembles anadiplosis, but repeats a key word (not just the last word) from a preceding phrase, clause, or sentence, at the beginning of the next
repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or phrase
Fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provided a model of correct behaviour or thinking
Repeats the beginning word of a clause or sentence at the end
consists of raising one or more questions and then proceeding to answer them, usually at some length.
A subtly humorous perception of inconsistency
A figure of speech by which an affirmation is made by denying the opposite; understatement
An implied comparison resulting when one thing is directly called another. To be logically acceptable, support must be appropriate to the claim, believable and consistent.