Latin Poetry Figures Of Speech

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Figure Of Speech Quizzes & Trivia

Livius Andronicus is undoubtedly referred to as the father of Latin poetry, and some of his phenomenal work can be seen today. How much knowledge do you have when it comes to Latin poetry figures of speech? Fill in the blank with the appropriate figure of speech and get to show just how knowledgeable you are. All the best and keep revising!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more adjacent words or syllables.
  • 2. 
    Emphatic repetition of a word at the beginning of a series of phrases.
  • 3. 
    Emphatic reversal of normal word order (usually a preposition following its object).
  • 4. 
    Addressing an absent person.
  • 5. 
    Omission of the conjunction.
  • 6. 
    ABBA word order.
  • 7. 
    One idea expressed by two nouns and a conjunction.
  • 8. 
    Distantly placed, grammatically linked, words, often the first and last words of a line.
  • 9. 
    A reversal of the logical sequence of ideas.
  • 10. 
    Denial of a negative = a strong positive.
  • 11. 
    Substitution of one word for another.
  • 12. 
    Sound of the word reflects its meaning.
  • 13. 
    "Son of the father/grandfather"
  • 14. 
    Repetition of conjunctions.
  • 15. 
    An expressed comparison.
  • 16. 
    ABAB word order.
  • 17. 
    Omission of a syllable.
  • 18. 
    Use of a part to represent the whole.
  • 19. 
    Splitting of a compound word.
  • 20. 
    One verb with two subjects / objects / expressions, for only one of which is the verb appropriate.