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Rhetorical Devices

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Gayatri Viswanathan

on 1 April 2013

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Emphatic Phrasing and Language These devices increase the tension or emotion in phrasing effectively. By doing so, they achieve the purpose of emphasizing the message intended more efficiently.
This category includes: Syllogism and Logic These devices call to one's sense of logic, either challenging or deceiving the mind with fallacious and absurd thoughts.
By doing so, these devices achieve the purpose of catching the audience's attention and promoting unique thought.
This category includes: Rhetoric is the art of observing, in any given case, the available means of persuasion.
Therefore, rhetorical devices are a means of persuading and manipulating through various methods, orally, in writing, or in other means.
Rhetorical devices are evident in various mediums, from ancient European literature to modern politic squabbles.
A prime explanation of rhetoric's purpose and affects are evident in the Aristotelian Triangle. Metaphors These devices compare nouns through various mediums.By doing so, these devices achieve the purpose of expanding thought into new horizons, many unattainable by plain sentence structure and syntax.
This category includes: Ridicule These devices mock and poke fun at various aspects of society, ranging form entertainment to politics. By doing so, these devices achieve the purpose of catching readers' attention and evoking potential social change.
This category includes: Repetition These devices consistently reiterate words, phrases, and clauses.By doing so, these devices achieve the purpose of emphasize the theme and its significance
This category includes: Gayatri Viswanathan Rhetorical Devices What is Rhetoric? Paradox Equivocation Enthymeme Polysyndeton Antimetabole Syntax Zeugma Climax Asyndeton Tricolon Metonymy Personification Syncedoche Anadiplosis Epanalepsis Alliteration Anaphora Epistrophe Satire Parody Citations http://www.nelson.usf.edu/modules/EvaluatingSources/EvaluatingSources_print.html
http://playgroundgraphics.blogspot.com/2010/09/7th-grade-art-dada.html A PARADOX is a seemingly inconsistent statement expressing a possible truth. EQUIVOCATION is fallacious logic involving nonexplicitly-stated thought to mislead. ENTHYMEME is a syllogism missing either a premise or conclusion, thus seeming quite inconclusive. POLYSYNDETON is the repetitive use of conjunctions between words, phrases, and clauses. SYNTAX is the specific formation of linguistic elements in a phrase, clause, or sentence. ASYNDETON is the omission of conjunctions in writing, as opposed to polysyndeton. A ZEUGMA is the use of one verb with two different objects that do not correlated. A TRICOLON is a sentence with 3 equal, distinctly-defined parts. CLIMAX is the rearranging of words and phrases to emphasize or intensify content. ANTIMETABOLE is the reversed word order of repetition in a clause, or sentence METONYMY is the reference to a noun by a related name. PERSONIFICATION refers an abiotic object or animal as human-like by giving it human characteristics. SYNECDOCHE is a reference to a noun by one of its parts. ANADIPLOSIS is the repetition of the last word of one phrase at the beginning of the following one. ANAPHORA is repetition of words at the beginning of consecutive clauses. ALLITERATION is the recurring pattern of initial consonants EPISTROPHE is repetition of words at the end of consecutive clauses. APANELEPSIS is repetition of the beginning of a clause at its end. SATIRE is the use of irony or sarcasm to oppose, denounce a certain ideology, custom, or other parts of society A PARODY is comedic imitation of a genuine work, including art, and theater. "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others"
- George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' The blind man said he could not see as he picked up the saw. "There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal."
- Mark Twain "If there be cords, or knives,
Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,
I'll not endure it."
- William Shakespeare's 'Othello' Despite the enduring time, work, and effort Ms. Blades's English class requires, I love it almost as much as I love having her as a teacher :) I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar He stole her heart and her car. "with malice toward none, with charity toward all, with firmness in the right..."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Second Inaugural Address) I would even go by the way that the man for whom I am named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his ninety-five theses on the door at the church of Wittenberg. But I wouldn't stop there.
–Martin Luther King Jr.'s
'I’ve Been to the Mountaintop' "Fair is foul and foul is fair"
- Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' The White House issued a statement to the general public today. Despite my hesitations, calculus beckons me like a warm bowl of tomato soup on a cold, rainy April morning. Check out my new wheels bro! I got them this weekend after I went with my dad to buy some new threads at the mall. "The years to come seemed waste of breath, waste of breath the years behind."
- William Butler Yeats 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.
- Charles Dickens's .
'A Tale of Two Cities' . While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.
- Dr. Seuss's 'Fox in Socks' . "Johnny Johnny, Yes Papa
Eating sugar, No papa,
Telling Lies, No papa,
Open your mouth, Hahaha" "In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these. "
—Paul Harvey .
Oh, girls, they want to have lunch...
- Weird Al Yankovic
(Parody to Cindy Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun') Satire is common in novels of writers like Twain as well as political cartoons, such as Ben Franklin's Join or Die.
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