Rhetorical Terms and Techniques of Persuasion
Fill in at least 1example for each from Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
Alliteration: repetition of the same sound beginning several words in a sequence: Little Larry likes lemons. Examples: faithful friends. whom we welcome. same high standards of strength and sacrifice
Anaphora: repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases,clauses or lines: I have a dream…I have a dream…I have a dream Examples: Let both sides...
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms, and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
Let both sides unite to heed, in all corners of the earth, the command of Isaiah -- to "undo the heavy burdens, and [to] let the oppressed go free."¹
And, if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor -- not a new balance of power, but a new world of law -- where the strong are just, and the weak secure, and the peace preserved.
Assonance: repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words: “Hear the mellow wedding bells.: (short e vowel sound) Examples:
Consonance: repetition of consonant sounds within words or ending words: first & last, odds & ends, short & sweet Examples:
Metaphor: implied comparison through a figurative, not literal, use of words. She was a breath of fresh air. Examples:
Parellelism: the arrangement of words, phrases, clauses, or larger structures placed side by side, making them similar in form (Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun....
References: to the Past
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