Repetition of words and phrases. Simple repetition of words and phrases: epizeuxis, epimone, etc. Repetition at the start: anaphora Repetition at the end: epistrophe Repetition at the start and end: symploce Repeating the ending at the beginning: anadiplosis Repeating the root: polyptoton Structural matters. Parallel structure: isocolon Reversal of structure: chiasmus Inversion of words: anastrophe Using extra conjunctions: polysyndeton Leaving out conjunctions: asyndeton Leaving out words: ellipsis Dramatic devices. Saying things by not saying them: praeteritio Breaking off in midstream: aposiopesis Correcting oneself: metanoia Rhetorical uses of the negative: litotes Rhetorical questions: erotema Asking questions and answering them: hypophora Anticipating objections and meeting them: prolepsis.
K213 .F37 2011
Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2011.