Rhetoric: Terminology

The following list of terms related to the study of rhetoric. This list is under construction as it's revised and definitions provided. For now, it's here to form the basis of a hangman word game to supply students with a fun way to test their memory. Please report any problems with the game, or any suggestions here. Enjoy!

Rhetoric Hangman

accumulation
allegory
alliteration
ambiguity
amplification
anadiplosis
analogy
anaphora
anticipation
anticlimax
antimetabole
antirrhesis
antithesis
antonomasia
apophasis
aporia
aposiopesis
apostrophe
apposition
artistic proofs
asiatic
assonance
asyndeton
attic
auxesis
bdelygmia
catachresis
categoria
chiasmus
chreia
cliche
climax
commonplace
commoratio
complex sentence
compound sentence
concession
confirmation
connotation
copia
crot
decorum
deduction
dehortatio
diacope
dialectic
distinctio
effectio
ellipsis
encomium
energia
enthymeme
epanalepsis
epicrisis
epideictic
epimone
epiphora
epiplexis
epithet
epizeuxis
erotesis
ethopoeia
ethos
euphemism
euphuism
exergasia
exuscitatio
fable
figures of speech
gradatio
homoioiteleuton
hyperbaton
hyperbole
hypocrisis
hypophora
hypotaxis
identification
induction
invective
invented ethos
invention
irony
isocolon
kairos
litotes
logos
loose sentence
malapropism
maxim
meiosis
memory
metaphor
metonymy
mondegreen
onomatopoeia
oxymoron
parable
paradox
paralepsis
parallelism
paranomasia
parataxis
parenthesis
parison
pathos
periodic sentence
persona
personification
phatic communion
pleonasm
ploce
polyptoton
polysyndeton
prolepsis
proverb
refutation
rhetor
rhetoric
rhetorical
rhetorician
running style
senecan
sign
simile
simple sentence
situated ethos
sophist
sprezzatura
style
syllepsis
syllogistic progression
synathroesmus
synecdoche
tapinosis
tenor
tetracolon climax
testimony
topics
tricolon
trope
understatement
vehicle
voice
zeugma

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