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Rhetorical Devices

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Rachel Grogan

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Rhetorical Devices

Julius Caesar and
Rhetorical Devices

By: Rachel Grogan, Aaliyah Zermeno and Billy Maio
Rhetorical Devices
It's an ethical appeal or
to convince an audience
on the author's credibility
It's an emotional
appeal or to persuade
an audience by appealing
to their emotions.
An appeal to logic
or it means persuade an
audience by the use of reasoning
The repetition of a
word or phrase at
the beginning of
successive clauses
Funeral Speeches

Speech Analysis
Brutus used Allusion and Appeal to Pity
When Brutus speaks to the Romans he has two purposes
His first was to convince that Caesar's death was justified (More Important)
Brutus' second purpose was to attempt to blame himself and make the people feel sorry for him
employs use of a famous concept, person or object to convey to a wealth of meaning

uses exaggeration for effect

Speech Analysis
initiation of the audience being introduced to the character
act of lending a human quality, emotion or ambition to a non-human object or being,used to endear the latter to the audience and increase the level of relativity to one another a well as lending character to the subject

Antony uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
He basically uses this to draw attention away from himself and put it towards Brutus
He uses appeals to the audience’s sense of respect for Caesar
He repeats that “Brutus is an honorable man” (IV.ii.95) so many times that it alters the literal meaning
The First Commercial
What rhetorical devices are being used in this commercial?
Relates to fans that since One Direction and football players drink Pepsi, they should too.
The famous Harry Styles and Drew Brees are being used to advertise the famous soda company Pepsi.
The audience is introduced to Harry as well as the rest of the band One Direction.
Harry and Drew are overreacting for the Pepsi with bribes.

The Second Commercial
What rhetorical devices are being used in this commercial?
Slippery Slope- It's saying that if you don't have Direct Tv
you'll end up like Charlie Sheen.

Appeal to pity- tries to get people feel bad for him because he doesn't have direct tv.

Allusion- this commercial refers to the movie "Platoon"
Slippery Slope
Appeal to Pity
claims a chain reaction ending in a dire consequence
tries to get people to accept conclusion by making the feel sorry for someone or something.
a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect.
Glittering Generality
a word or phrase that carries a strong emotional appeal
an implied or indirect reference to something or someone.
Analyzing Our Essay
WhY Are Rhetorical Devices Important?
They are important because they can enhance writing and can add more depth.
Rhetorical devices can also make the audience have a better understanding and a better visualization of the literature.
What are Rhetorical Devices?
A rhetorical device is a use of language that is intended to have an effect on its audience.
Hyperbole- exaggerating that high school feels like you're being run over by a truck.
Slippery Slope- says how if you don't make memories you'll die alone.
Anaphora- used the word stress over and over
Appeal to pity- tries to make you feel bad with the amount of homework we receive.
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