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1

Statistics

helps to enforce the writer's opinion. '64 percent of the US population has voted for Donald Trump'

2

Anecdote

It helps to stress a point to the audience. 'I still remember my first encounter against racism'.

3

Personification

It can help to establish a connection with the audience, as they will be able to relate to the topic with more ease. 'The wind howled in the night'.

4

Metaphor

Metaphors can help to emphasise a point to the audience. 'Time is a thief, and I am the victim.'

5

Simile

Similes aim to create a connection between two different things, emphasising the point to the audience. 'He roars like a fierce lion and pounces on his prey'.

6

Patriotic Appeals

It can make the audience feel as if they are betraying their country by disagreeing. 'Fellow Australians, we must join together as one to make Australia great again!'

7

Inclusive Language

It may provoke the audience to feel responsible or guilty if they do not agree with the statement. 'This is our problem, and we must fix it together'.

8

Expert Opinion

It can help to strengthen an argument and make it more viable to the audience. 'By 2036, all of our non-renewable sources will need to be imported' - BoB_BB, bioscientist.

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Emotive Language

It is intended to elicit emotions from the audience, and can help create a mental image for the reader. 'The barbaric serial killer rampages at Federation Square, brutally spilling the blood of innocents with no hesitation'.

10

Rhetorical Question

helps to make a point to the audience. 'Do you want some extra homework?'

11

Sarcasm

It may make the audience consider your point in more depth, in addition to a humour. 'Of course, Trump must be the best hope for our future - after all, he's an exceptional businessman!'

12

Oxymoron

It can convey a particular message and grabs the attention of the audience. 'They're wickedly good chips'

13

Irony

It can be used to attack an opposing view in a humourous way. 'So they express their dissatisfaction of Facebook, and then write all about it on Facebook? Right.'

14

Paradox

It may provoke the audience to think deeply into particular aspects of the writer's point. 'The dead man's face spoke to him'.

15

Hyperbole

aimed to provoke an effect for the audience, as is not meant to be taken literally. 'This assembly's going to go on forever'.

16

Pun

intended to invoke humour, and grab the reader's attention. The duck said to the bartender, 'put it on my bill'.

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Alliteration

It may provoke interest in the audience, grabbing their attention. 'Abel abolishes absurd abnormalities'.

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Idiom

Helps the audience to easily understand your point of view.