Flashcards in Rhetorical Devices Deck (10)
The recurrence of initial consonant sounds - rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
A reference to an event, literary work or person - I can’t do that because I am not superman
Repeats a word or expression for emphasis - love, real love, takes time
The repetition of the last word for a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.
Compares two different things that have some similar characteristics - he is flaky as a snowstorm
Repeats a word or phrase in successive phrases - “if you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh”
Places a criticism and compliment together to lessen the impact - the car is not pretty but it runs great.
Repeats a word or phrase in reverse order -“ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country”
Uses a word with an opposite meaning - the chihuahua was named Goliath