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rhetoric skillful, effective use of language
rhetorical strategies specific patterns and structures that writers employ to express themselves more effectively and memorably
does rhetoric include figures of speech or sound devices? no
tricolon series of of three coordinate items. series of three provide an emotionally satisfying completeness.
"we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground" tricolon because it's 3
anaphora beginning each item with the same words; repetition at the beginning of sucessive phrases or clauses
asyntedon greek for "no glue", omitting a conjunction like "and" thereby creating either a sense of haste or a strong connection between what is being listed
epistrophe an after-stroke, a repetition of words at the end of a phrase
tetracolon series of four coordinate items, causes parallelism
tautology deliberate repetition of an idea for emphasis
synchises AB and AB where A is an adjective and b is a preposition, gives a sense of balance
antithesis the balanced pairing of opposites on either side of a coordinating conjunction A and not A
chiasmus AB and BA takes a pair of elements on one side of the coordinator and reverses it on the other, "all for one and one for all"
polysyndeton presence of more conjunctions than normal, makes a list seem more or greater
oxymoron 2 words placed side by side that are normally opposites
pun a word that is used in more than one sense simultaneously, one of them literal and one figurative
zeugma when one word in a sentence relates to or describes at least two other words in a sentence, but in different ways with different meanings. creates irony
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