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Persuasive Literary Devices

Project for College Composition 112

Jesse Craig

on 21 February 2013

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Transcript of Persuasive Literary Devices

By Jesse Craig Persuasive Literary
Devices Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" Pathos Definition: The Appeal to logic Logos Definition: The appeal to appeal to authority Ethos Definition: Comparing two or more things without the use of like or as Metaphor Definition: An implied or indirect reference. Allusion Definition: The repeated use of a word or phrase to provide emphasis Repetition Dr. King: "...when you have to concoct an answer for a five-year-old son who is asking 'Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean?'" Definition: The Appeal to emotion Jonathon Swift: "A child just dropped from its dame may be supported by milk for a solar year" Dr. King: "If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work." Patrick Henry: "Are we disposed to be of the number of those who having eyes see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation" Dr. King: "Was not Paul an extremist for the christian gospel" Patrick Henry: "The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!" Dr. King: "In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society." Patrick Henry: "Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss." Jonathon Swift: "... leave their dear native country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes." Patrick Henry: Henry uses the word peace multiple times in the final paragraph. "Peace, peace but there is no peace... is life so dear, or peace so sweet..." Jonathon Swift: Paragraph thirty he repeatedly starts his sentences with of. "Of taxing... Of using... Of quitting..." etc.
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