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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 Swifts 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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- A Modest Proposal