Gt English Rhetorical Devices

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is this: figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or terms in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of the next sentence, clause, or phrase.
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Anadiplosis

  • 2. 
     Which of the following is this: a figure of repetition that occurs when the first word or set of words in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases; repetition of the initial word(s) over successive phrases or clauses.
    • A. 

      Litotes

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Epanalepsis

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is this: a figure of emphasis in which the words in one phrase or clause are replicated, exactly or closely, in reverse grammatical order in the next phrase or clause; an inverted order of repeated words in adjacent phrases or clauses (A-B, B-A). 
    • A. 

      Antimetaboli

    • B. 

      Hypophora

    • C. 

      Chiasmus

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following applies to this sentence: "It's so stupid, it's positively brilliant!" 
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Synecdoche

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Polysyndeton

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is this: a figure that employs an apparent contradiction which, nonetheless, evokes some measure of truth; a statement which seems at one level to be nonsensical because it moves against a normalcy. At another level, however, the figure conjures a new way of seeing or understanding, a novel meaning.
    • A. 

      Rhetorical Question

    • B. 

      Sententia

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 6. 
    The following sentence is an example of what?  "The king is dead, long live the king."
    • A. 

      Epanalepsis

    • B. 

      Hypophora

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Litotes

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is this: a figure of reasoning in which one or more questions is/are asked and then answered, often at length, by one and the same speaker; raising and responding to one's own question(s). 
    • A. 

      Hyperphora

    • B. 

      Hypotaxis

    • C. 

      Hypophora

    • D. 

      Litotes

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is this: "Not bad of a job you did there.  Not bad, kid.  Not bad at all."
    • A. 

      Anaphora only

    • B. 

      Parallel Structure only

    • C. 

      Litotes and Parallelism

    • D. 

      Anaphora and Litotes

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is this: a figure of comparison in which a word standing for part of something is used for the whole of that thing or vice versa; any part or portion or quality of a thing used to stand for the whole of the thing or vice versa -- genus to species or species to genus.
    • A. 

      Chiasmus

    • B. 

      Polysyndeton

    • C. 

      Synecdoche

    • D. 

      Sententia

  • 10. 
     Which of the following is this: Figure of argument in which a wise, witty, or pithy maxim or aphorism is used to sum up the preceding material.
    • A. 

      Sentencia

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Litotes

    • D. 

      Sententia

  • 11. 
    The following is an example of what: "Time, why do you lure us with the thought of Friday then taunt us with Monday?"
    • A. 

      Epanelepsis

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Ethos

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