Flashcards in Stylistic / Rhetorical Devices Deck (32):
ridiculing an idea
use of informal words / slang
social pressure due to a majority
side by side placement of contrasting ideas
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature
discreet intentional understatement
ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary
reference to another text
use of words related to a particular profession
an extended metaphor
Allegory / Analogy
provoke attention and excitement at the expense of accuracy - especially in journalism
nice sounding words (long vowels, soft consonants)
the way in which writers express attitudes towards their subject matter
when descriptions use one sense to describe another
making a feature more prominent by moving it to the front
intended for teaching or to teach a moral lesson
Quote set at the beginning of a literary work or at its divisions to set the tone or suggest a theme.
more than one clear meaning, open to interpretation
several words of the same theme/idea
semantic / lexical fields
the meaning of words how we see it and associate it with the deeper meaning
the authors intentions of the usage of words
a word that sounds like the thing (e.g. bubbles)
the occurrence of the same letter or sound beginning on connected words
the ending of the word sounding the same
rhyme or rhythm
closing or suddenly releasing air from you mouth because of words
little pauses between sentences to let the reader think about the text. They are sound.
a subtle, suggestive hidden remark or message.
creating permission and influencing the viewer of the media
a particular emphasis or bias, turing something into your favor
a figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are deliberately used in consecutive phrases or sentences.
• We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.