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Name: Date: Rhetorical Devices Practice Rhetorical devices are used in persuasive speech and writing to emphasize key points. The following are examples of rhetorical devices: [ rhetoric: speech; the use of words] Restatement/ paraphrase: repeating the same idea w/ different words Repetition: repeating an idea using the same words Parallelism: repeating grammatical structures (When one of these things is not like the others : Not Parallel) Rhetorical questions: asking a question whose answer is self-evident. We All Know 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 excite an 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 trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing.

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