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Rhetorical Devices/ Figurative Language this is really useful stuff
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”
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?)
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…
Here’s some more stuff: (rhetorical devices, as such) Allusion Oxymoron Paradox Understatement Hyperbole Rhetorical question simple, you say?