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Help with rhetorical devices for AP Lang

I'm preparing for the AP Lang exam, and I want to make sure I fully understand common rhetorical devices. Can anyone recommend a list of essential rhetorical devices to know or share some resources where I can study them? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hey! It's great to see that you're preparing for your AP Lang exam. Having a good understanding of rhetorical devices will definitely help you score well on the test. Here's a list of some essential rhetorical devices to focus on:

1. Alliteration

2. Anaphora

3. Antithesis

4. Asyndeton

5. Chiasmus

6. Epistrophe

7. Hyperbole

8. Irony

9. Metaphor

10. Oxymoron

11. Paradox

12. Parallelism

13. Personification

14. Simile

15. Synecdoche

As for resources, the College Board's AP Language and Composition website contains exam information, practice exams, and scoring guidelines. I'd recommend starting there to familiarize yourself with the types of questions you'll encounter on the exam.

For studying rhetorical devices, numerous websites provide comprehensive lists with examples, such as the Purdue OWL's guide to rhetorical devices. I also recommend looking up Quizlet flashcard sets on rhetorical devices. They can be a helpful study tool to test your knowledge and get some practice with examples.

Best of luck on your exam!

7 months ago

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