Writing in the Classroom: Middle School: Rhetorical Devices

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  1. rhetorical device
    a use of language that creates a literary effect
  2. figure of speech
    language used in a nonliteral sense
  3. trope
    a common or clichéd plot device, idea, or theme in a creative work
  4. literary
    relating to or characteristic of creative writing
  5. literal
    limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
  6. figurative
    not literal
  7. rhetorical
    relating to using language effectively
  8. sensory
    involving or derived from the senses
  9. allegorical
    characteristic of or containing a symbolic meaning or moral
  10. alliteration
    use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  11. simile
    a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
  12. metaphor
    a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  13. symbol
    something visible that represents something invisible
  14. symbolism
    the practice of investing things with arbitrary meaning
  15. repetition
    the continued use of the same word or word pattern
  16. rhetorical question
    an inquiry that is not supposed to be answered
  17. idiom
    expression whose meaning cannot be inferred from its words
  18. onomatopoeia
    using words that imitate the sound they denote
  19. personification
    representing an abstract quality or idea as a human
  20. hyperbole
    extravagant exaggeration
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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