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Rhetorical and Literary Devices
Terms in this set (12)
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
A comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it.
A figure of speech that involves an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis.
The use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
A literary technique in which two or more ideas, places, characters, and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative or a poem, for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts.
A figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words "like" or "as." Therefore, it is a direct comparison.
A figure of speech in which a thing - an idea or an animal - is given human attributes.
A literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer and more memorable.
A question is one that is asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer.
A style of speaking or writing, determined by the specific choice of words by a speaker or a writer.
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