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Parallelism

-Bring together similar components or aspects of the same object/issue and use same structure
-Used with nouns, verbs, adjectives

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Antithesis

-Juxtaposes two or more elements/qualities in a combination

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Appeal to ethos/logos/pathos

Original, basic techniques to employ when creating a speech, persuasive or argumentative papers

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Pathos

Appeal to unsubstantiated emotional claims

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Ethos

Appeal to ethical side of the issue; argue degree of appropriateness to society

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Logos

Appeal through research data, references to credible sources as logical support for argument

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Historical Analogy

-Illuminate historical situations and compare to current events, find similarity
-Create prognosis when necessary
-writer can use metaphorical analogy as well as contrast

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Enthymeme

-Two part thesis
-Begins with an assertion (answers a question)
-Follow with a because (reason in support of answer)

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Rhetorical question

Question used for effect, emphasis, provocation, or for drawing conclusionary statement from facts at hand

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Exemplum

-Citing an example, using illustrative story
-Introduced with "For example", "A case in point", etc

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Euphemism

Substitution of an agreeable or non-offensive expression for one whose plainer meaning might be harsh

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration for emphasis or rhetorical effect

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Paradox

Assertion seemingly opposed to common sense, yet contains truth