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Rhetorical Devices in Public Speaking
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It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Repetition of something just said while adding more detail to the original description
Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or terms in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of the next sentence, clause, or phrase.
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them. An analogy can explain something unfamiliar by associating it with or pointing out its similarity to something more familiar. Analogies can also make writing more vivid, imaginative, or intellectually engaging.
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or phrase is repeated in (and usually at the beginning of) successive lines, clauses, or sentences.
repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of successive clauses
A statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
A construction in which elements are presented in a series without conjunctions
A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed
raising a question then proceeding to answer it
A comparison without using like or as
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
The deliberate use of a series of conjunctions.
A comparison using "like" or "as" or "seems"
A series of three parallel words, phrases, or clauses
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