Quiz: Rhetorical Devices

Quiz: Rhetorical Devices
Directions: Write the letter of the correct definition for each term. Write in capital letters.
Emotive (charged) Words
A. comparison of unlike things using “like” or “as”
B. appeal to your ethics; identifying credibility of the author
C. a strong piece of imagery that combines two or more senses
D. evoke an emotional response
E. reference to a historical person/event or to literature
Parallel Structure
F. repetition of a word or words at the beginning of a line
G. appeal to your logic; use of statistics and facts
Pattern of Three
H. comparison of unlike things without using “like” or “as”
Rhetorical Question
I. does not expect a response
J. listing three components within a line, paragraph, or larger unit
K. positioning one term against another for emphasis; pointing out
opposites (sometimes extremes) to make a point
L. repeating lines or a piece of a line for effect
M. numbers/percentages that make an impression
N. repetition of the initial sound
O. balanced components within a line or paragraph
P. appeal to your emotions
Identify what rhetorical device is used in each of the following phrases:
1. “not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”
2. “an oasis of freedom and justice”
3. “I ask you to seek a common good, to defend needed reforms, and to serve your nation”
4. “barbaric slaughter”
5. “Not only does America have a serious problem, but our people have a serious problem.”
6. “You came here on a slave ship – in chains, like a horse, or a cow”
7. “in whose symbolic shadow we stand today”
8. “95% of Mrs. Boehm’s students will ace this quiz”