Presentation on theme: "RHETORICAL DEVICES Techniques an author or speaker uses to convey meaning to the reader or listener."— Presentation transcript:
RHETORICAL DEVICES Techniques an author or speaker uses to convey meaning to the reader or listener.
ANALOGY: COMPARISON OF TWO THINGS THAT ARE ALIKE IN SOME RESPECTS.
METAPHOR A TYPE OF ANALOGY; LIKENS TWO DISSIMILAR THINGS TO EACH OTHER USING “IS”
SATIRE A LITERARY STYLE USED TO RIDICULE AN IDEA OR A HUMAN VICE OR WEAKNESS
IRONY A SITUATION CHARACTERIZED BY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT IS EXPECTED OR UNDERSTOOD AND WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS OR IS MEANT
JUXTAPOSITION PLACING TWO ITEMS SIDE BY SIDE TO CREATE A CERTAIN EFFECT, REVEAL AN ATTITUDE, OR ACCOMPLISH SOME OTHER PURPOSE
ANAPHORA REGULAR REPETITION OF THE SAME WORD OR PHRASE AT THE BEGINNING OF SUCCESSIVE PHRASES OR CLAUSES
DENOTATION THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF A WORD; THE DIRECT AND SPECIFIC MEANING snake: 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and non-venomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas.
ASYNDETON THE PRACTICE OF OMITTING CONJUNCTIONS BETWEEN WORDS, PHRASES, OR CLAUSES
EPIGRAPH QUOTE SET AT THE BEGINNING OF A LITERARY WORK OR AT ITS DIVISIONS TO SET THE TONE OR SUGGEST A THEME Brothers, men who live after us, Let not your hearts be hardened against us, Because, if you have pity for us poor men, God will have more mercy toward you. -Francois Villon