Flashcards in Rhetorical devices Deck (11)
What is syntactical parallelism?
Deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the BEGINNING of phrases or sentences
What is an antistrophe?
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase and the END of a phrase or a sentence
What is jargon?
Specialised lexis for the particular topic
What is a personal pronoun?
A word that refers to a person
Describe emotive language
Language that deliberately heightens the receiver's sense of emotion
What is a metaphor?
A comparison of two things that are different
What is a simile?
A comparison of two things that are different using 'like' or 'as'
Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
What is a rhetorical question?
Purposely asking a question where the answer is obvious to the reader's to emphasise the point being made
What is a hyperbole?
Speech using deliberate exaggeration to evoke strong feelings in the receiver that is not intended literally