Rhetorical Devices #1
Rhetorical Devices #2
Rhetorical Appeals #1
Rhetorical Appeals #2
Miscellaneous

100

reference to some fairly well-known event, place, or person
What is Allusion

100

writer repeats a word or phrase at the beginning of multiple clauses or sentences.
What is Anaphora

100

Moral character. This is an ethical appeal where the speaker emphasizes the strength of his or her own moral character and experience to establish personal credibility
What is Ethos

100

This appeal attempts to elicit an emotional response from the audience.
What is Pathos

100

Appeal Example: "You’ll make the right decision because you have something that not many people do: you have heart."
What is Pathos

200

combines both anaphora and epistrophe
What is symploce

200

leaves out conjunctions in a list or between clauses
What is asyndeton

200

relies on the use of rational analysis and persuasive language
What is Logos

200

"Do you have a good job? Babies cost thousands of dollars each year."
What is Logos

200

100 Bonus Points

300

using the same general structure for multiple parts of a sentence, or for multiple sentences, in order to link them all. Parallelism uses a verb and adverb followed by a parallel verb and adverb.
What is parallelism

300

100 bonus points!!!

300

"Don't forget this bloody carcass of this fox for the rest of your fur coat!"
What is Pathos

300

"8 out of 10 doctors drink milk."
What is Ethos

300

use of a contrast in language to bring out a contrast in ideas
What is antithesis

400

a pithy observation that contains a general truth
What is aphorism

400

starts an argument with a reference to something general and from this, it draws a conclusion about something more specific
What is syllogism

400

LeBron James stars in a commercial for gatorade.
What is Ethos

400

The data is perfectly clear: this investment has consistently turned a profit year-over-year, even in spite of market declines in other areas.
What is Logos

400

a general truth, fundamental principle, or rule of conduct
What is maxim

500

when a speaker breaks off from addressing one party and instead addresses a third party
What is apostrophe

500

allows you to refer to closely related to the actual object, and use that as a way of referring to the actual object itself
What is metonymy

500

"There’s no price that can be placed on peace of mind. Our advanced security systems will protect the well-being of your family so that you can sleep soundly at night."
What is Pathos

500

"Research compiled by analysts from NASA, as well as organizations from five other nations with space programs, suggests that a moon colony is viable with international support."
What is Logos

500

She played aggressively but quietly breathed.
What is chiasmus