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Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary list 6
Rhetorical Tools—words to help analyze rhetoric
The repetition of the same or similar consonant
sounds on accented syllables or important
EX: ticktock; singsong.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by
different consonant sounds in words that are close together.
EX: A line from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”:
“By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown.”
A figure of speech in which one thing is represented
by something closely related to it. “The relationship is
not one of similarity, as with metaphor, but of common
Ex. “Two daiquiris / withdrew into a corner of the
gorgeous room / and one told the other a lie”
Ex. “The students put blood and sweat into their
Ex. “No French bob touched Gatsb’y shoulder” (50).
A figure of speech in which a whole thing is
represented by a part of that thing.
EX: “Washington is engaging in talks with Tehran,”
where “Washington” represents the entire United
“I should have been a pair of ragged claws /
Scuttling across floors of silent seas.”
“I have known the arms already, known them all”
A form of repetition, specifically the repetition of a word or
phrase at the beginning of two or more successive
sentences or lines of poetry.
EX: “And do you now put on your best attire?
And do you now cull out a holiday?
And do you now strew flowers in his way
That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood? Be gone!"
Ending a series of lines, phrases, sentences, or clauses with
the same word or words.
EX: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny
compared to what lies within us.” – Emerson.
A figure of speech in which some absent, inanimate, or
nonexistent thing or person is addressed as if it/they could
EX: “O, brave desk, how bravely you bare my burden!”
The rhetorical strategy of stating the exact opposite of
the main claim.
Also known as counterargument.
Imperative Sentence
A sentence that gives a command or request. In
these sentences the subject is not stated because it is
EX: “Sit down!”