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Name:Date:Rhetorical DevicesPracticeRhetorical devicesare used in persuasive speech and writing to emphasize key points. Thefollowing are examples of rhetorical devices: [rhetoric:speech; the use of words]Restatement/paraphrase:repeating the same idea w/ different wordsRepetition:repeating an idea using the same wordsParallelism:repeating grammatical structures (Whenone of these things isnotlikethe others: Not Parallel)Rhetorical questions:asking a question whose answer is self-evident. We AllKnow the answer, or No One Knows the answer (there’s none).Repetition and parallelism are also often used in poetry to emphasize an idea or excitean emotion.Read this passage below from Speech in the Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry.Then, answer the questions.And what have we to oppose them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been tryingthat for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing.

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