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Unformatted text preview: • Religion o Preserved ancient text o Importance on words and sacred texts Some rhetorical devices • Alliteration/assonance o Ex: Coca-Cola Classic Use of same sound • Irony o What you say is not really what you mean COM 204 September 17, 2009 o Lots of this in Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” o Sarcasm • Metaphor o Relation between two things o “Love is a Battlefield” • Metonymy o “The White House” • Chiasmus o A reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases that creates new meaning Ex: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Ex: “Never let a fool kiss you, never let a kiss fool you.”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COM 204 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.
- Fall '08
- A Modest Proposal