Rhetorical device

In rhetoric, a rhetorical device or resource of language is a technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience (the reader(s) or listener(s)). These emotional responses are central to the meaning of the work or speech, and should also get the audience's attention.

ee also

*Stylistic device
*Figure of speech

External links

* [http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm Online Resource of Rhetorical Devices]
* [http://www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm Handbook of rhetorical devices]


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