Rhetorical devices

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Rhetorical devices
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2014-05-24 14:57:17
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Grammar in english
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  1. Is a reference to some fairly well-known event, place, or person. Unlike a detailed comparison or reference, an allusion can be used to help your reader see a broader picture, to evoke a positive feeling or to add credibility to your writing
    Allusion
  2. is a device in which the writer repeats a or phrase at the beginning of multiple clauses
    Anaphora
  3. makes use of a contrast in language to bring out a contrast in ideas
    Antithesis
  4. are two forms of that add stylistic force to your writing by handling contrast in non-stranded ways. Asyndeton leaves out conjunctions in a list or between clauses, while Polysyndeton puts a conjunction between every item
    Asyndeton and Polysyndeton
  5. takes a key word from one phrase or sentence and repeats it at the very beginning of the next phrase or sentence
    Conduplicatio
  6. is a common device that can be dangerously overused. It involves simply attaching an adjective to a noun. The most successful epithets combine unusual adjectives with nouns for a strong effect
    Epithet
  7. is a close comparison of two unlike objects or ideas that speaks of one as if it actually were the other
    Metaphor
  8. is the matching of tone, form, and word order in successive phrases, clauses, or sentences in order to a create a sense of natural writing
    Parallelism
  9. is one of the more commonly used rhetorical devices. It is a device in which the writer compares two objects or ideas that are already somewhat related. The most effective similes are usually meant to provide new insight into the main object of the comparison
    Simile
  10. is a device in which a number of items in a sentence are linked together by a shared word. Zeugma can encompass subjects linked together by a verb, pronouns by nouns, direct objects by verbs, or adjectival phrases by verbs. Probably the most common and stylistic use is to eliminate the repitition of a verb
    Zeugma

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