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Rhetorical Devices

Magistra Beman

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1.the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or lines
3.the breaking up of a compound word with spaces or omission
5.the “cutting” of a metric foot in the middle of a poetic line by the regular placement of a word ending
7.a sudden turn from the general audience to address a specific group or person or personified abstraction absent or present
9.the representation of character in dramatic speeches
10.the repetition of conjunctions in a series of coordinate words, phrases, or clauses
16.lack of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words
17.the omission of a word supplied by the context
2.transposition of normal word order; most often found in Latin in the case of prepositions and the words they control. Anastrophe is a form of hyperbaton
4.a stanza of poetry
6.opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction
7.a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
8.understanding one thing with another; the use of a part for the whole, or the whole for the part
9.the running-on of meaning from one line to the next for emphasis
11.place or passage that is familiar as a type
12.two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b) but in inverted order (a-b-b-a); from shape of the Greek letter chi (X)
13.substitution of one word for another which it suggests
14.the abbreviation of a word, usually a verb, for phonetic and metrical economy
15.a syllable in a metrical line which can be either short or long, marked at the end with an X

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