Advanced Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature


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The rhetorical figure that consists of putting together seemingly contradictory ideas is called _____.

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1. Mira el frío hielo y el ardiente fuego (Look at the cold ice and the burning fire). What rhetorical figure is this?

2. Oigo con mis ojos a los muertos (I hear with my eyes the dead). What rhetorical figure is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments test your knowledge of advanced rhetorical figures in Spanish literature. For the quiz, you'll need to know the term for a combination of conflicting ideas and be able to identify the type of rhetorical figure in sample Spanish sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover the following:

  • Rhetorical figure in a sentence about 'hearing with your eyes'
  • Spanish term for the rhetorical figure that involves getting rid of conjunctions
  • Rhetorical figure exemplified by a repeated word in a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a sentence in Spanish about a 'burning fire' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rhetorical figure shown by two conflicting ideas and an example of a rhetorical figure in a sentence where a person 'hears with their eyes'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rhetorical figure that involves removing conjunctions in a sentence

Additional Learning

You can learn more about Spanish literary devices with the lesson called Advanced Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature. You'll go over the following key areas of interest:

  • Use of conjunctions with rhetorical figures
  • Rhetorical figures that involve the substitution of one word for another
  • Figure that uses the repetition of a phrase in reverse