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Persuasive Devices . {How to win friends and influence people} . Persuasive Devices. Anaphora Allusion Euphemism Hyperbole Understatement Humor Innuendo Irony Oxymoron Personification Repetition Rhetorical Question. Anaphora.

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persuasive devices
Persuasive Devices

{How to win friends

and influence people}

persuasive devices1
Persuasive Devices
  • Anaphora
  • Allusion
  • Euphemism
  • Hyperbole
  • Understatement
  • Humor
  • Innuendo
  • Irony
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Repetition
  • Rhetorical Question
  • A rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.
  • Example:
    • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
              • Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  • A figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, a place, event, literary work, myth, or work of art, either directly or by implication.
  • Commonly made to the Bible, nursery rhymes, myths, famous fictional or historical characters or events, and Shakespeare. They can be used in prose and poetry.
  • Example:
      • “Christy didn't like to spend money. She was no Scrooge, but she seldom purchased anything except the bare necessities.”
  • A substitution for an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver, using instead an agreeable or less offensive expression.
  • Examples:
    • “Little Girl’s/Boy’s Room”
    • “Kicked the Bucket” or “Passed Away”
    • “Adult Entertainment”
    • “Pre-owned”
    • “Not all there”
  • The use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.
  • This is the DIRTIEST bathroom in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE! You need CLOROX.
  • A form of speech which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected
  • The opposite of hyperbole.
  • An indirect intimation about a person or thing, insinuation
  • Verbal
    • When what is meant is the opposite of what is said.
    • Sarcasm
  • Dramatic
    • When the audience know something the speaker doesn’t
  • Situational
  • A figure of speech that combines normally-contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as extremely average and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox.
  • The simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to emphasize.
rhetorical question
Rhetorical Question
  • A figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply.
  • A question with no answer
name that device
Name that Device!