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Rhetorical Devices

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Created Date 09.20.18
Last Updated 09.24.18
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Topics of this game:
  • Comparing a difficult or known idea to something familiar
  • Comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as"
  • Comparing two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
  • Deliberate exaggeration to emphasize a point
  • Repetition of an initial consonant sound
  • Repeating words or similarly structuring phrases or clauses
  • Joining two contrasting ideas together, often in parallel structure
  • A question that does not require an answer because the speaker sees the answer as obvious
  • "Withdrawal of U.S. troops will become like salted peanuts to the American public; the more U.S. troops come home, the more will be demanded."
  • "Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
  • "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation...."
  • "The things you don't know would fill a whole library and leave room for a few pamphlets."
  • "...let us go forth to lead the land that we love..."
  • "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn."
  • "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • "Will we be extremists for hate or for love?"