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Faulkner Essay - Blake Cordell Honors Composition and...

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Blake Cordell Cordell1 Honors Composition and Research Mr. Martin August 28, 2007 Rhetorical devices: An analysis if Faulkner’s speech Through out Faulkner’s speech he uses rhetorical devices such as parallel structure and repetition to display the theme of the universal truths in relation to man kind in struggle with itself. The first rhetorical device that Faulkner uses to convey the universal truths as a theme is parallel structure. Faulkner believes that “lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed, love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice.” Faulkner lists off the universal truths and means that without them any story is going to be short lived and hopeless. A writer must use the universal truths to create a story that will be remembered forever, and loved. Faulkner also separates the universal truths with the conjunction “and” to show that they are equal and are all as important to create a great work. Faulkner feels that man “must learn them again. He must teach himself that the
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