Satire is frequently used across news sites pieces of literature and articles

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attempts to keep the reader interested, rather than being confusingly vague. Satire is frequently used across news sites, pieces of literature, and articles of opinion, while ambiguity simply cannot compete since it is often used less, primarily in higher-level readings. Ambiguity, or the quality of being open to more than one interpretation, supplies a coolness factor that cannot be denied due to the level of thinking one must have to figure out what is meant from the ambiguous statement. However, I chose satire as the winner because the coolness of ambiguity is not enough to overbear the simplicity and usefulness that the rhetorical term of satire provides. Sweet 16 Round 5: Parallelism vs. Chiasmus Parallelism is basically handed the win going head-to-head with rival chiasmus. With chiasmus, or a literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, it is a more sophisticated term but it is very useful for attempting to emphatically make a point or statement. But the winner parallelism provides a greater frequency of use, as it is often used in many authors’ works as well as having a high coolness factor because of the way the word makes you feel as if you are in another dimension. Parallelism, or a balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure, had a vast advantage which is why this term ultimately beat chiasmus out this round. I chose parallelism over chiasmus because it is more frequently used, and has the upper hand in terms of coolness, an area chiasmus seems to lack in. Sweet 16 Round 6: Anaphora vs. Allusion This battle between anaphora and allusion is probably the most anticipated in the tournament due to how evenly the two squads matchup. Both terms are some of the most common in regards to rhetorical strategies, but one has a slight edge over the other. Allusion, or an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly , comes out on top and takes home the win because it is more frequently used in pieces of work over anaphora. Both terms are very useful for spicing up and giving life to the article or book, rendering them equal in that category. However, allusion also has a slightly cooler presence than anaphora, or the use of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence as well due to the fact that you must recall past information in order to understand what is being said. I choose allusion as my winner because of its minor edge over anaphora. Sweet 16 Round 7: Apostrophe vs. Imagery Imagery wins against apostrophe in this matchup. Imagery, or a visually descriptive or figurative language, is much more useful and frequent compared to apostrophe as it is a widely frequent tactic and is very useful as it lets the reader visualize what is going on in their piece of work.
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Apostrophe, or a literary device when the speaker breaks off from addressing one party and instead addresses a third party is cooler and offers a unique type of term that is more rarely used.
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  • Spring '11
  • mrskane
  • Figure of speech, Metonymy

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