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13 Big Dawg Rhetorical Devices

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Parallelism
Repeating the same grammatical structure in phrases/sentences
Antithesis
Parellel phrase with opposing ideas (balanced)
Anaphora
Repetition at start of successive phrases/sentences
Epistrophe
Repetition at end of phrases
Chiasmus
Repetition with elements reversed, ABBA pattern
Apposition
Renaming a noun with another noun/s (A-new-position)
Polysyndeton
Repeating conjunctions (poly - multiple)
Asyndeton
No conjunctions when they are expected (a - none; opposite of polysyndeton)
Litotes
Denial of an opposite for effect - double negative
Hypophora
Ask and answer your own question (hyp - hypothesis)
Prolepsis
Addressing/responding to an opposing veiw before other side can (pro - expert - thought of other side)
Paralepsis
Saying something by saying you won't say it
Juxtaposition
Placing 2 things together for comparison/contrast
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