Flashcards in Rhetoric Devices Deck (12):
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a commonly held belief. The writings of Benjamin Franklin contain many anaphorisms, such as,"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
A sentence that withholds it's main idea until the end. "Just as he bent to tie his shoe, the car hit him.
A situation or statement characterized by significant difference between what is expected or understood and what actually happens or is meant
In dramatic literature, the moral element that determines a characters actions rather then thought or emotions.
Recurrent syntactical similarities where several parts of a sentence are expressed alike to show that the ideas in the parts or sentences equal in importance.
Regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the begin inning of successive phrases
The person talking
Person reached by the writing