Rhetorical Devices #5Arizona Jefferson & Katherine Raglin
Definiton: a change in mood or attitude that is accompanied by a change in the focus and language of a literary scene, passage or theme
Example: a spokesperson from the CDC is explaining a disease outbreak and giving her assessment of it. She might interrupt her explanation to give a full description of the illness' symptoms and means of treatment.
Definition: an abrupt change in grammatical or syntactical structure.
Example: incorrect: Before we go to the movies. correct: I need to rest before we go to the movies.
Definition: combining a number of different parts or ideas to come up with a new idea or theory.
Example: reading several books and using all of the information to come up with a thesis on the subject.
Definition: three words, phrases, or sentences combine to make a single, powerful impression.
Example: Veni, Vidi, Vici; I came, I saw, I conquered
Definition: two or more words, phrases, or clauses that are tied by the same verb
Example: She ran out of time and towards her room.