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A Drop of Water – Walter Wick (quote in book)
“An experiment is a question which we ask of Nature, who is always ready to give a correct answer, provided we ask properly, that is, provided we arrange a proper experiment.” (- Charles Bernon Boys, 1896) Personification- “Nature”

Metaphor- “experiment,” “question”
Assonance- “provided… properly… provided… proper.” Repetition- “provided we… provided we…”
Understatement- “who is always ready to give a correct answer” Assassins Creed 2
“When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. Now, in the twilight of my life, misunderstanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time, once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward.” (-Ezio Auditore) Parallel balance in tense- “I had… but I did not…”

Verb tense agreement- “see… know…feel”
Parallel balance in syntax- “liberty… time… love”
Conceit (engine)- “fuels… drive… forward”
Tone- regretting his decision as a young man
College board SAT Essay quote
“Traditionally the term "heroism" has been applied to those who have braved physical danger to defend a cause or protect others. But one of the most feared dangers people face is that of disapproval by their family, peers, or community. Sometimes acting courageously requires someone to speak out at the risk of such rejection. We should consider those who do so true heroes.” Parallel balance in syntax- “family, peers, community”

Syntax- “‘heroism’”: displays that the definition of heroism is debatable. Denotation- “Traditionally the term "heroism" has been applied to those who have braved physical danger to defend a cause or protect others.”: the author’s thesis/ main point Logos- “But one of the most feared dangers … do so true heroes”: trying to persuade the audience that the definition of heroism is not the same as the traditional meaning....
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