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1 Rhetorical Devices/ Figurative Language this is really useful stuff

2 Definitions  Rhetorical Devices - techniques used by a writer or speaker to heighten the effect of the writing  Figurative Language - speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning, speech or writing employing “figures of speech”

3 The basics…  Diction – word choice  Tone – the attitude of the writer towards the subject  Mood – the audience’s feelings toward the work  Style – the manner in which the author expresses his point through language  Point of view – it’s the point of view (you know this already right?)

4 Let’s fast forward… (figures of speech, basically)  Simile  Metaphor  Extended metaphor  Imagery  Symbol  Irony  Motif  Theme  Pun  Oh, you know those already? How about these…

5 Here’s some more stuff: (rhetorical devices, as such)  Allusion  Oxymoron  Paradox  Understatement  Hyperbole  Rhetorical question simple, you say?

6 Here, have fun!  Metonymy  Synecdoche  Antithesis  Anaphora  Asyndeton  Polysyndeton  Chiasmus  Litotes  Parenthesis

7 Other things  Denotation  Connotation  And you really need to completely understand…  Parallelism seriously, ya gotta know that one

8 Ok, ok, ok I’ll give you a break but only a little one check out this website


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