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Rhetorical Devices

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Jamie Ward

on 17 January 2017

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Transcript of Rhetorical Devices

Rhetoric
The art of persuasive speech or writing
Analyzing Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
Parallelism and Repetition
Repetition of a key word or phrase over successive phrases or clauses.
Analogies
Comparing two things, which are alike in several respects, to explain something unfamiliar by using something more familiar.
Antithesis
Opposition of words or ideas in a balanced, parallel construction.
Rhetoric
Political speeches, commercials, newspaper articles,
PERSUASION
It's not just what you say, but how you say it
Rhetorical Question
A question used for emphasis that does not require an answer.
It is similar to a simile, but it requires more explanation.
“They crowded very close about him, with their hands always on him in a careful, caressing grip, as though all the while feeling him to make sure he was there. It was like men handling a fish which is still alive and may jump back into the water.” - George Orwell "A Hanging"
Two contrasting ideas are deliberately used in consecutive phrases or sentences
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way" - Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)
Rhetorical Devices
You already know...
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Simile
Alliteration
"I looked upon the rotting sea,
And drew my eyes away;
I looked upon the rotting deck,
And there the dead men lay"
From "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"And in conclusion, may I please remind you that it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty?" - Alicia Silverstone (from the movie Clueless)
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