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Department
Communication
Course
COMMUN 1200
Professor
Amy Enderle
Semester
Fall

Description
Rhetorical Devices Used in Speech Crafting Rhetorical Devices are techniques a speaker might use to increase the impact of their words when crafting  their speech. Think of this as trying to arrange your words in a way that has a lasting, memorable impact.  Famous quotes and sound bites often include rhetorical devices.   DEVICE WITH SOUND  examples Alliteration: stream of words w/ same opening sound: Minnie Mouse makes major moolah. Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates its sound. THWACK, ccchh­ching! Rhyme “If it catches your eye; give it a try” DEVICE USING REPETITION example Repetition: We are not alone. We are not alone  repeating or phrase for emphasis: ALSO MLK repeats I have a dream many times in  his I Have A Dream Speech. CAN TAKE DIFFERENT FORMS: The Mountains look on Marathon. And  Marathon look on the sea. ~ Lord Byron of the people; by the people; for the people. Parallel structure: Repeat the same pattern of words, but change  (used above along with the Power of 3) one element of the phrase: “Like father, like son.” “Easy come, easy go.” DEVICE TO DRAW ATTENTION e
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