Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What are apositives?

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05/07/2008

An appositive is a noun or pronoun that usually comes directly after another noun or pronoun in a sentence to identify that word or to provide further information about it The Empress, a ballerina, dances with Harrison. An appositive phrase is made up of an appositive and all of its modifiers. The modifiers may be single words, phrases, or clauses. Diana, a violent woman, fires at the two lovers, rebels who deserve our admiration.