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Rhetorical Devices & Literary Terms
Just a review!
Terms in this set (30)
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
an appeal based on logic or reason
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
A question asked merely for effect with no answer expected.
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
the literal meaning of a word
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repetition of similar vowel sounds
A comparison using "like" or "as"
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
the use of words that imitate sounds
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
1" margins, Times New Roman, 12 Point Font, Double Space, In text citations are written using the author's last name and page number.
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
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