What is an aphorism?
The repetition of a word or phrase
A thought written in a literal and memorable manner (Often times it includes sarcasm or witt)
Which is an oxymoron?
That’s awfully good
That's deliciously tasty
An allusion is a reference to what?
All of the above
Which is an example of an irony?
A police officer who gets pulled over for reckless driving
An orange is orange
The tree is green
I laughed at the funny joke
A paradox is - A statement or proposition that, despite sound or reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.
This is an example of a hyperbole - It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets
An example and definition for analogy
Life is like a box of chocolates
Fish are like animals that swim
A comparison between two things
A comparison between two things that are often very different
What is this an example of - Never let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You
What is the definition of repetition?
A literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter
Giving human characteristic to inanimate objects. EX: The clock begged to be noticed, ticking vigorously with every second
Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore, is an example of what?
Two words being placed together that are opposite in effect. Often used to show contrast - This is juxtaposition
This is an example of anaphora - If you want to sell a goat, you must have a goat to sell. If you want to buy a goat, you must find someone who has a goat to sell. If you don't want to sell a goat, don't sell your goat
Definition and example of imagery
The lightning cracked and the raindrops raced their way to the ground, leaving flowers in a pool of rain
Visually descriptive figurative language
Describes things in a general manner
There were some flowers
This is the definition of asyndeton - The omission or absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence
Which is an example of a polysyndeton?
She like many fruits, but strawberries were her favorite
Green beans are good and so are carrots, but pizza isn't
She liked bananas but not apples
None of these options are polysyndetons
She liked apples and bananas and strawberries and raspberries and especially watermelon
Giving human characteristic to inanimate objects is the definition of what device?
A rhetorical purpose seeks to persuade an audience and manipulate the way that audience thinks about the given subject
The rhetorical situation is the context of a rhetorical event that consists of an issue, an audience, and a set of constraints
A rhetorical device uses words in a certain way to convey meaning or to persuade. It can also be a technique to evoke an emotion on the part of the reader or audience