Definitions of the various literary/rhetorical terms used in the English 11 rhetoric unit
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Exaggeration used to evoke strong feelings or to create an impression that is not meant to be taken literally. Purpose is to emphasize a point.
A reference to a familiar or historical people, places, myths, or works of art. "The girl's love of diamonds was her Achilles' heel."
Recurrent syntactical similarity; several parts of a sentence or several sentences to show that the ideas in the parts or sentences are equal in importance. "We join forces, hold rallies, gain supporters, and win wars."
A comparison is made between two ideas, concepts, or items in order to prove an argument.
A figure of speech that makes an implied comparison between two dissimilar concepts.
A short story told to illustrate a point.
A question posed to highlight a point not for the purpose of eliciting a response. It is used for effect, emphasis, or provocation, or for drawing a statement from the facts.
Forming mental images by using descriptive language
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