A-C Rhetorical Devices
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the device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to literal meaning.
the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words (she sells sea shells).
direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, myth, book, place, or work of art.
the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, or a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.
similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
one of the devices of repetition in which the same expression (word or words) is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences.
short narrative detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event.
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
a grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb.
the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing.
the emotional mood created by the entirety of a literary work, established partly by the setting and partly by the author’s choice of objects that are described.
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