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The repetition of the same beginning sounds several words in sequence.
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or lines.
The repetition of vowel sounds in close succession.
The lack of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words.
The harsh joining of sounds (for example, "never my numb plunker fumbles").
The use of informal words or slang within a written work.
Words heavy with implied meaning.
The repetition of consonant sounds in close succession.
Direct and explicit words.
Refers to language that is smooth and musically pleasant to the ear.
The reversal of the normal order of words.
The construction of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph to have similar or the same grammatical construction.
A reference to a famous historical figure or event.
Opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
A reference to an absent person or thing.
A substitution of a non-offensive expression for one whose meaning might be unpleasant (ex: passed away replaces died).
An exaggeration for emphasis or for rhetorical effect.
The use of figurative language to evoke a feeling or to describe an object.
A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true.
Presenting something as being less significant than it is.
Draws a comparison between two actions/objects without using like or as.
The juxtaposition of two contradictory words (for example, military intelligence).
A statement whose two ideas seem contradictory yet make sense with more thought.
A figure of speech that endows animals, ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities.
Draws a comparison between two actions/objects using like or as.
A figure of speech in which a part represents the whole or vice versa (for example,
Ad Hominem Fallacy
An argumentative strategy that attacks the character or motive of a speaker or writer.
Ad Populum/Bandwagon Fallacy
These fallacies offer as support for an argument the fact that many people already support it.
A selfless concern for other people purely for their own sake.
Begging the Question/Circular Reasoning Fallacy
This fallacy occurs when you state your claim and then, usually after rewording it, you state it again as your reason.
This rhetorical mode describes events and identifies or implies causal relationship to other events, people, etc.
This rhetorical mode describes similarities or differences between ideas, objects, places or events.
This rhetorical mode introduces a subject then provides a classification of the subject.
This rhetorical mode explains a topic, usually with considerable detail.
This rhetorical mode takes a subject and analyzes its parts.
Means of persuasion in classical rhetoric based on the projected character of the speaker.
False Dilemma Fallacy
When only two solutions are provided for a problem, even though more than two solutions exist.
A narrow conclusion based on just one or a few instances.
Means of persuasion in classical rhetoric based on reasonable, logical arguments.
This rhetorical mode tells a story, usually based on personal experience.
Means of persuasion in classical rhetoric that appeals to the audience's emotions.
This rhetorical mode attempts to convince the reader to do or believe something by making a strong claim and providing evidence for it.
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