Improve your oral and writing skills for persuasive essays and rhetorical speeches with these literature flash cards.
There are 21 flash cards in this set (6 pages to print.)
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Sample flash cards in this set:
|allegory||An extended metaphor|
|anastrophe||Inversion or reversal of the usual order of words.|
|allusion||A reference in a written or spoken text to another text or to some particular body of knowledge|
|anthimeria||The substitution of one part of speech for another.|
|antithesis||The juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas, often in parallel structure|
|hyperbole||An exaggeration for effect.|
|meiosis||Representation of a thing as less than it really is to compel greater esteem for it.|
|oxymoron||Juxtaposed words with seemingly contradictory meanings.|
|paralipsis||Irony in which one proposes to pass over a matter, but subtly reveals it.|
|peroration||In ancient Roman oratory, the part of a speech in which the speaker would draw together the entire argument and include material designed to compel the audience to think or act in a way consonant with the central argument.|
|protagonist||The major character in a piece of literature; the figure in the narrative whose interests the reader is most concerned about and sympathetic toward.|
|repertoire||A set of assumptions, skills, facts, and experience that a reader brings to a text to make meaning.|
|syllogism||Logical reasoning from inarguable premises.|
|synecdoche||A part of something used to refer to the whole.|
|chiasmus||Inverted relationship between two elements in two parallel phrases.|
|isocolon||Parallel elements that are similar in structure and in length.|
|mnemonic device||A systematic aid to memory.|
|anadiplosis||The repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause.|
|onomatopoeia||A literary device in which the sound of a word is related to its meaning.|
|anaphora||The repetition of a group of words at the beginning of successive clauses|
|antecedent-consequence relationship||The relationship expressed by "if...then" reasoning|