Presentation on theme: "Lit Terms Unit 4. rhetorical question a question asked solely to produce an effect or to make an assertion and not to elicit a reply How many times do."— Presentation transcript:
rhetorical question a question asked solely to produce an effect or to make an assertion and not to elicit a reply How many times do I have to tell you to turn that off? Who do I have to kill to get a ticket around here?
alliteration A rhetorical device that repeats the same consonant sound or letter beginning several words in sequence. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers… Lots of libraries lost money in the crash.
assonance The successive use of different syllables with the same or similar vowel sounds in words with different consonants. "It beats as it sweeps as it cleans" - advertising slogan for Hoover vacuum cleaners Poetry is old – Carl Sandberg
analogy A kind of extended metaphor or long simile in which a comparison is made between two things in order to develop a line of reasoning.
euphemism the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. I heard he kicked the bucket. As I got older I began to get a little thin on top. He let go a long butt burp. My dad likes to read the newspaper while sitting on the throne.