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Rhetorical Device
Definition
Example
 
This is when you make a list but don’t put conjunctions.
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;”
 
This is an expression of something which is contrary to the intended meaning; the words say one thing but mean another. “For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–“
 
A form of ellipse by which a speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by emotion. “And I must pause till it come back to me.”
 
Speaker gains agreement based on reputation
Cassius wants Brutus to speak at the pulpit because he knows the people respect Brutus and will, therefore, listen to him  
Attribution of personality to an impersonal thing.  Making the evil and the good living thing “The evil that men dolivesafter them;
The good is ofteninterredwith their bones;”
 
Questions requiring no answer because the answer seems obvious “What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?”
 “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?”
 
The opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction. “I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.”
 
 
 
 
 
Based on an emotional appeal
Antony draws the crowd around the wounded bosy of Caesaer and describes how wounds were inflicted and by whom  
Similarity of structure in a pair or seriesof related words, phrases, or clauses.  “As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him.”  
The repetition of an opening phrase or word
“as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him.”  
A direct or indirect reference to something historical, literary, religious, or mythical. “That day he overcame the Nervii”
 
is appeal based on logic or reason.
“Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, that that Caesar were dead, to live all freemen?”
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