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Rhetorical Devices. Alli Kerr. Antithesis (an- tith -e-sis). (noun): the direct opposite; contrast (dictionary.com) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” - Charles Dickens's “A Tale of Two Cities” “One small step for a man, one giant leap for all mankind”

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antithesis an tith e sis
Antithesis(an-tith-e-sis)
  • (noun): the direct opposite; contrast (dictionary.com)
  • “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” - Charles Dickens's “A Tale of Two Cities”
  • “One small step for a man, one giant leap for all mankind”
  • “Money is the root of all evils: poverty is the fruit of all goodness.”
anthimeria an thi mer ee a
Anthimeria(an-thi-MER-ee-a)
  • (verb):Substitution of one part of speech for another (byu.edu)
  • “Feel bad? Strike up some music and have a good sing.”
  • “Yes, she’s OK now. She just needed a good cry.”
  • “Did you see the way those blockers defensed on that last play?”
aporia uh poor ee uh
Aporia(uh-poor-ee-uh)
  • (noun):the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say. (dictionary.com)
  • “Where should I begin?”
  • “Now, ladies and gentlemen, would you say that was the worst joke I have told? Or was it the best joke? Funny, that. I can't tell either.”
  • “To be, or not to be: that is the question… …And lose the name of action.”- William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
appositive uh poz i tiv
Appositive(uh-poz-i-tiv)
  • (noun): A noun, noun phrase, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it (grammar.com)
  • Mexico City, the biggest city in the world, has many interesting archaeological sites.
  • Denver, the capital of Colorado, is the home of the Denver Broncos.
  • The altitude of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is over 12,000 feet.
apostrophe uh pos truh fee
Apostrophe(uh-pos-truh-fee)
  • (noun):A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding. (grammar.com)
  • "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.”
  • "Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone…” – Lorenz Hart
  • “O western wind, when wilt thou blow that the small rain down can rain?”