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Rhetorical Devices. Joe Wagner Ms. Dowd Public Speaking/ F Channel November 2012. Eponym [ep-uh-nim]. A person, place, or thing that something is named after (Part of Etymology) 1846, from Greek. eponymos "given as a name, giving one's name to something". Eponym: Examples.

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Rhetorical devices

Rhetorical Devices

Joe Wagner

Ms. Dowd

Public Speaking/ F Channel

November 2012


Eponym ep uh nim
Eponym [ep-uh-nim]

  • A person, place, or thing that something is named after (Part of Etymology)

  • 1846, from Greek. eponymos "given as a name, giving one's name to something"


Eponym examples
Eponym: Examples

  • Saxophone: named after Sax, the surname of a 19th-century instrument-making family in Belgium

  • Sandwich: named after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718–1792), a British politician

  • Salisbury steak: American physician James Salisbury invented this entre as part of his highly questionable all-meat diet


Exemplum ig zem pluhm
Exemplum[ig-zem-pluhm]

  • An example or model; a model for behavior

  • (mid-13c.), from Latin. Exemplum "a sample"


Exemplum examples
Exemplum: Examples

  • The Monk’s Prologue and Tale

  • The Pardoner’s Tale

  • The Wife of Bath’s Prologue

    *These are all too long to provide the entire exemplum.


Imagery im ij ree im i juh ree
Imagery [im-ij-ree, im-i-juh-ree]

  • Figurative description or illustration

  • (mid-14c.), from French. Imagerie, “painter”


Imagery examples
Imagery: Examples

  • He fumed and charged like an angry bull.

  • The eerie silence was shattered by her scream.

  • The F-16 swooped down like an eagle after its prey.


Hyperbaton hahy pur buh ton
Hyperbaton [hahy-pur-buh-ton]

  • The use of uncommon word order to emphasize a point or idea

  • 1570s, from Greek. hyperbaton, "overstepping"


Hyperbaton examples
Hyperbaton: Examples

  • "Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man.“ ("The Tell-Tale Heart")

  • “Sorry I be but go you must." (Yoda in Star Wars)

  • "One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day.“ (Aristotle)


Hyperbole hahy pur buh lee
Hyperbole [hahy-pur-buh-lee]

  • Intentional exaggeration

  • early 15c., from Greek. hyperbole "exaggeration, extravagance"


Hyperbole examples
Hyperbole: Examples

  • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.

  • Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

  • You’ve said that a million times.

  • That joke’s so old that, the last time I heard it, I was riding my dinosaur.


Images
Images

  • http://tobiasmastgrave.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/imagery-in-poetry-predator/

  • http://goodvibeblog.com/law-of-attraction-morals/

  • http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/10/06/article-1318093-0B803914000005DC-954_306x423.jpg

  • http://www.glarkware.com/adult/hyperbole