Basic Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature


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What is the rhetorical figure in this text?

El reloj arrinconado con su tic-tic olvidado (The cornered clock with its forgotten tic-tic).

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What is the rhetorical figure in this verse?

Bajo el ala aleve del leve abanico (Under the perfidious wing of its light fan).


What is the rhetorical figure in this verse?

La luna en el mar riela // y en la lona gime el viento (The moon in the shimmering sea / and in the sails moans the wind).

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This short quiz/worksheet combo asks you questions about the basic rhetorical figures in Spanish literature. Access this tool at any time to see how well you know the different kinds of rhetorical figures and how they're used in Spanish literature, as well as identifying them in example text.

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Use this quiz to see if you can explain:

  • The rhetorical figure from example text or verse
  • The different kinds of rhetorical figures and how they are used in Spanish literature
  • Which rhetorical figure is being used in an example phrase or text

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