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

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

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

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What is Ethos
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

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

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

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What is symploce
combines both anaphora and epistrophe

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

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

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

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What is parallelism
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.

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

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

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

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What is aphorism
a pithy observation that contains a general truth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What is Pathos
"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."

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What is Logos
"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."

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What is chiasmus
She played aggressively but quietly breathed.

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