Rhetorical question  - A question that is asked simply to make a point or to provoke an audience to think. No answer is expected., Litote - A figure of speech which employs an understatement by using double negatives that renders an ironical effect., Anaphora - Repeating a sequence of words at the beginning of neighboring clauses for emphasis. (opposite of an epistrophe), Periodic Sentence - A long sentence in which the main point is held until the end, after all modifiers and ideas; also called “suspended syntax.”, Parallelism - A literary device in which parts of the sentence are grammatically the same, or are similar in construction.- can be used to intensify the rhythm of language or to draw a comparison, emphasize, or elaborate on an idea., Juxtaposition - Occurs when an author places two things side by side as a way of highlighting their differences, Antithesis - A specific form of juxtaposition. It occurs when two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect.The things that are contrasted in antithesis are always pretty strong and clear opposites., Repetition - A literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer and more memorable., Epistrophe - The repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of a series of phrases or sentences., Allusion - A reference to a well-known person, event, place, or work of art - allows the writer to give an example or get a point across without going into a lengthy explanation, Alliteration - The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of several words in a sequence, SOAPSTone - A simple method of rhetorical criticism designed to help with the process of analyzing texts, writing about written texts - An acronym, standing for Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone, Pathos - When you use strategies to appeal to an audience’s sense of emotion or their heartfelt beliefs, Diction - Specific word choices an author makes, based on denotations and connotations., Denotation - Dictionary meaning of a word, Connotation - Emotional meaning of the word, Ethos - When you use strategies to appeal to an audience’s sense of good moral/ethical character ; the speaker/spokesperson build his/her credibility as a speaker, Logos - When you use strategies to appeal to an audience’s sense of logic or their rational mind, Rhetorical Triangle - Ethos, pathos, logos,




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