lists - providing several examples of something in order to prove a point, repetition - repeating one word in a short space of words to emphasize something, hyperbole - using exaggerated language to make a point, simile - a comparison between two things using "like" or "as", understatement - pretending to be subtle about your meaning by using softer language, allusion - a reference to a famous person, group, event, place, or work of art, loaded words - using words with strong associations to evoke an emotional response or exploit a stereotype, paradox - when two opposite things seem untrue, but are actually possible/true, anecdote - a short, personal story about one's experience to make a point, rhetorical appeals - ethos (credibility), pathos (emotion), logos (logic),





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