AP English Language and Composition 10.9 Passage Drill

AP English Language and Composition 10.9 Passage Drill. What figure of speech is this phrase an example of?

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speech and here the pendulum sorry simile allegory mixed metaphor analogy [Answers appear]

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reductio ad absurdum alright ah figurative language where would our

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middle school love letters be without it here the authors using it for rhetorical [Girl holding love letters]

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impact he's comparing the abusive way we treat nature to remodeling alhambra

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palace with a steam shovel tapestries and heavy machinery leads don't really

01:02

move now assembly is a comparison using like or as..as in watching two and a [Man with eyes wide open]

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half men is like physical torture but there's no like or as here and an

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allegory is a lengthy comparison that can last an entire story like how alison

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wonderland is an allegory for politics or opium abuses and while the authors

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comparison is a metaphor he's not mixing them that's like when you say wake up [Mixed metaphor definition appears]

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and hear the music or we're in hot water finally reductio ad absurdum is when you [Man in hot tub with radio]

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approve an argument false as it would lead to a ridiculous extreme like if we

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say yeah the earth cannot be flat otherwise we would find people falling [Man lecturing about flat earth]

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off the edge instead what we've got is a comparison designed to highlight how

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we're mistreating nature which is an analogy saudi is correct see you're just

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as witty and shining as a summer flower in a bed full of the shining light bulbs [A rose appears with light bulbs]

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you know what will leave the flowery language to the poets