Rhetoric Strategies

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Just basic definitions of certain rhetoric strategies.

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allegory using a reference to an outside source in order to make a point/represent an abstract idea
ambiguity use of multiple meanings in a word
anaphora same words are repeated at the beginning of a clause (ex. "it was the best of times; it was the worst of times")
allusion direct reference to something that everyone knows about
anecdote short story within the novel
antecedent word referred to by a pronoun
antithesis two opposing ideas are juxtaposed next to each other
apostrophe figure of speech that addresses abstract person or idea (ex. talking to god/asking an inanimate object to do something)
dicaope the repetition of a phrase after an interjection (ex. "we thank thee, oh God, we thank thee")
didactic a work that aims to teach its audience
homily sermon writing
hypophora asking audience a question and then answering it in great length
invective emotionally violent/destructive/abusive language
litotes using negative terms to describe a positive (ex. "he's no fool" implies that he is wise"
pendantic adjective that describes overly scholarly words
polysendenton use of conjunctions instead of commas (ex. "i laughed and ate and jumped and smiled")
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