Rhetorical Devices at Work(1-15)

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These are straight from his packet with two each. I sort of did an easy/hard thing? Maybe? I don't know, you're smart (we hope) and can figure them out. :D Try and identify the elements that make it the Rhetorical Device it is rather than just memorizing what is what. I guarantee you these will not be on the test.

Expletive

Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.-- John 4:14

Expletive

Harold won, of course

Asyndeton

She likes pickles, olives, raisins, dates, pretzels.

Asyndeton

In books I find the dead as if they were alive; in books I forsee things to come; in books warlike affairs are set forth; from books come forth the laws of peace.-- Richard de Bury

Polysyndeton

We have not power, nor influence, nor money, nor authority; but a willingness to persevere, and the hope that we shall conquer soon.

Polysyndeton

The water, like a withc's oild,/Burnt green, and blue, and white.--S.T. Coleridge

Understatement

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake interrupted business somewhat in the downtown area.

Understatement

Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe much it altered her person for the worse.--Jonathan Swift

Litote

We saw him throw the buckets of paint at his canvas in disgust, and the result did not perfectly represent his subject, Mrs. Jittery.

Litote

Hitting that telephone pole certainly didn't do your car any good.

Parallelism

Ferocious dragons breathing fire and wicked sorcerers casting their spells do their harm by night in the forest of Darkness.

Parallelism

The pilot walked down the aisle, through the door, and into the cockpit, singing "Up, Up, and Away."

Chiasmus

He labors without complaining and without bragging rests.

Chiasmus

If you come to them, they are not asleep; if you ask and inquire of them, they do not withdraw themselves; they do not chide if you make mistakes; they do not laugh at you if you are ignorant.--Richard de Bury

Prozeugma

Pride opresseth humility; hatred love; cruelty compassion.

Prozeugma

Fred excelled at sports; Harvey at eating; Tom with girls.

Diazeugma

It operated through the medium of unconscious self-deception and terminated in inveterate avarice.--Thomas Love Peacock

Diazeugma

This terrace...took in an oblique view of the open sea, and fronted a long track of level sea-coast....--Ibid.

Hypozeugma

Hours, days, weeks, months, and years do pass away.--Sherry

Hypozeugma

The moat at its base, and the fens beyond comprised the whole of his prospect.--Peacock

Antithesis

To err is human; to forgive, divine.--Pope

Antithesis

The scribes and Pharisees sit on Moses' seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice.-- Matthew 23:2-3

Anaphora

To think on death it is a misery,/ To think on life it is a vanity;/to think on the world verily it is,/ to To think that here man hath no perfect bliss.-- Peacham

Anaphora

Slowly and grimly they advanced, not knowing what lay ahead, not knowing what they would find at the top of the hill, not knowing that they were so near to Disneyland.

Epistrophe

Where affections bear rule, there reason is subdued, honest is subdued, good will is subdued, and all things else that withstand evil, for ever are subdued.-- Wilson

Epistrophe

The cars do not sell because the engineering is inferior, the quality of materials is inferior, and the workmanship is inferior.

Anadiplosis

Pleasure might cause her to read, reading might make her know,/ Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain....-Philip Sidney

Anadiplosis

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.-- John 1:1

Conduplicatio

If this is the first time duty has moved him to act against his desires, he is a very weak man indeed. Duty should be cultivated and obeyed in spite of its frequent conflict with selfish wishes.

Conduplicatio

She fed the goldfish every day with the new pellets brought from Japan. Gradually the goldfish began to turn a brighter orange than before.

Epanalepsis

"Water alone dug this giant canyon; yes, just plain water."

Epanalepsis

In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.-- John 16:33

Hypophora

What behavior, then, is uniquely human? My theory is this....--H.J. Campbell

Hypophora

How then, in the middle of the twentieth century, are we to define the obligation of the historian to his facts?....The duty of the historian to respect his facts is not exhausted by....--Edward Hallett Carr

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