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“’I'll kill him though,’ he said. ‘In all hisgreatness and his glory’"(Ernest HemingwayOld Man and the Sea).
Alliteration
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair”(C. Dickens,A Tale of Two Cities).
Anaphora
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"(F. Scott Fitzgerald,The Great Gatsby).
Alliteration
"I came, I saw, I conquered."-Translated from the Latin saying 'Veni,Vidi,Vici' these are words by Julius Caesar describing one of his greatest victories. -
Asyndeton
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”(JFK).
CHIASMUS
She caught a cold and the baseball.
She caught a cold and the baseball.
ZEUGMA-The word “caught” is being applied literally (to baseball) and figuratively (to cold).Oh look, parenthesis!
“He cried all night … dry sobs shook his wooden frame. … they were so loud that they could be heard by the faraway hills…”(C. Colloid, “The Adventures of Pinocchio”).
Hyperbole
"Prepar'dto scrub the entry and the stairs. The youth withbroomystumps began to trace”(Jonathan Swift, “A Description of the Morning”).
Synecdochethebroomystumps refer to the broom as a whole
“I would have given anything for the power to soothe her frail soul, tormenting itself in its invincible ignorance like a small bird beating about the cruel wires of a cage” (Joseph Conrad,Lord Jim).
SIMILE
Helplessness of the soul is compared to a bird in a cage beating itself against merciless wires of the cage to be free.
“LearnèdFaustus, to find the secrets of astronomyGraven in the book of Jove’s high firmament,Did mount him up to scale Olympus’ top,Where, sitting in a chariot burning bright,Drawn by the strength ofyokèddragons’ necks,He views the clouds, the planets, and the stars”(Marlow, “Doctor Faustus” Act III).
Allusion
Far to his left, in the northeast, beyond the valley and the terraced foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the two volcanoes, Popocatepetl andIxtaccihuatl, rose clear and magnificent into the sunset.Nearer, perhaps ten miles distant, and on a lower level than the main valley, he made out the village ofTomalín, nestling behind the jungle, from which rose a thin blue scarf of illegal smoke, someone burning wood for carbon.Before him, on the other sideof the American highway, spread fields and groves, through which meandered a river, and theAlcapancingoroad"(Malcolm Lowry,Under the Volcano).
Spatial Ordering
"O western wind, when wilt thou blow That the small rain down can rain?" "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art"(J. Keats).
apostrophe
"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal"(T.S. Eliot, "Philip Massinger").
Parallelism
“I lived at West Egg, the - well, theleast fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them”(F. Scott Fitzgerald,The Great Gatsby).
Euphemism
"The means are at hand to fulfill the age-old dream: poverty can be abolished. How long shall we ignore this under-developed nation in our midst? How long shall we look the other way while our fellow human beings suffer? How long?"(Michael Harrington,The Other America: Poverty in the United States, 1962).
Rhetorical Questions
"I don't care a fig for his sense of justice--I don't care a fig for the wretchedness of London; and if I were young, and beautiful, and clever, and brilliant, and of a noble position, like you, I should care still less"(Henry James,The PrincessCasamassima).
Polysyndeton
RalphWiggum:Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party and I was invited.Yay! My turn is over!Principal Skinner:One of your best,Ralphie.("The Color Yellow,"The Simpsons).
Non Sequitur
Excerpt from the poem “Yet Do I Marvel.”“The little buried mole continues blind,Why flesh that mirror Him must someday die”(C. Cullen).
Metonymy
Cullen uses “flesh” to represent human and questions God about why we have to die when we are created in His likeness.
"The man who did the wakingbuys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition fromthe man who did the waking"(Jack Sparrow,The Pirates of the Caribbean).
Epanalepsis
She is all states, and all princes, I”(John Donne, “The Sun Rising”).
Metaphor
This was not Aunt Dahlia,my good and kindly aunt, but my Aunt Agatha, the one who chews broken bottles and kills rats with her teeth"(P.G. Wodehouse).
Apposition
'I like a smuggler. He is the only honest thief‘-Charles Lamp.
oxymoron
"Then I'll be allaroun' in the dark. I'll beever'where--wherever you look. Whereverthey'sa fight so hungry people can eat,I'll be there. Whereverthey'sa copbeatin' up a guy,I'll be there. . . . . An' when our folk eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build--why,I'll be there."(Tom Joad in John Steinbeck's novelThe Grapes of Wrath).
Epistrophe
"[W]itha vigorous and sudden snatch, I brought my assailant harmlessly, his full length, on thenot over clean ground--for we were now in the cow yard."(Frederick Douglass,My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855).
litotes
“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender”(Winston Churchill).
Anaphora
You are free to execute your laws, and your citizens, as you see fit”(Star Trek: The Next Generation).
ZEUGMA-The word “execute” is being applied literally (citizens) and figuratively (laws).Oh look, parenthesis!
Many people believe John F. Kennedy was a great leader. As a US President, he served during the continuing anti-communism crusade of the 1940s and 1950s. He united citizens. He raised citizen's hopes and dreams, instilling in people a desire to take personal action.A friend of mine volunteered in homeless shelters before volunteering became such a buzz word like it has today. He once met this guy...I think his name was Charlie...well, Charlie had a lisp and rolled hisr'sin his words--my friend thought that was really funny! I told him he shouldn't make fun of people! But...well anyway...President Kennedy really encouraged people to give of themselves!
Digression
"My very photogenic mother died in a freak accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three."-Vladimir Nabokov,Lolita.
Parentheses
The dictionary meaning of a word is…
The dictionary meaning of a word is…
DENOTATION
The following sentence contains an example of what rhetorical device?
With a loud “Pop!”, the popcorn started cooking.
ONOMATOPOEIA
A car hit me, just as I was bending over to tie my shoelaces.
LOOSE SENTENCE(usually ends with a dependent clause-modifying phrase)
A car hit me, just as I was bending over to tie my shoelaces.
He worked hard at being lazy.
PARADOXThere is some element of truth to paradox statements.
He worked hard at being lazy.
Our knowledge separates as well as unites; our orders disintegrate as well as bind; our art brings us together and sets us apart.
Our knowledgeseparatesas well asunites; our ordersdisintegrateas well asbind; our artbrings us togetherandsets us apart.
ANTITHESIS-contrasting ideas
A COMPLEMENTARY TONE FOR HOPELESS IS…
1.) WORTHLESS2.) DISGRACED3.) BLEAK4.) CONFUSED
A COMPLEMENTARY TONE FOR HOPELESS IS…
1.) DETERMINED2.) DISCOURAGED3.) BLEAK4.) CONFUSED
"Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng!An alarm clock clanged in the dark and silent room"(Richard Wright,Native Son).
Onomatopoeia
1.) To agree and show that the claim is correct2.) To disagree or show that the claim is incorrect or unsound3.) To show how an argument is partially valid or right, but also partially invalid and wrong
When given the instructions to “QUALIFY” something in an AP prompt, what are you doing?
1.) To agree and show that the claim is correct2.) To disagree or show that the claim is incorrect or unsound3.) To show how an argument is partially valid or right, but also partially invalid and wrong
When given the instructions to “QUALIFY” something in an AP prompt, what are you doing?
1.) To agree and show that the claim is correct2.) To disagree or show that the claim is incorrect or unsound3.) To show how an argument is partially valid or right, but also partially invalid and wrong
When given the instructions to “CHALLENGE” something in an AP prompt, what are you doing?
1.) To agree and show that the claim is correct2.) To disagree or show that the claim is incorrect or unsound3.) To show how an argument is partially valid or right, but also partially invalid and wrong
When given the instructions to “CHALLENGE” something in an AP prompt, what are you doing?
What does the P in SOAPS-T stand for?
What does the P in SOAPS-T stand for?
PURPOSE

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