Rhetoric dates back to ancient times, and much of the terminology used to discuss it originated in the original Greek, yet rhetoric is as important as ever, despite its ancient origins.
Exactly a rhetorical device is any language that helps the author or speaker achieve a particular purpose (usually persuasion, since rhetoric is usually defined as the art of persuasion).
So here are some of the most useful rhetorical devices:
1. Alliteration – is a sound device, a repetition of the initial sound of each word
2. Cacophony – is a sound, a combination of consonant sounds to create an unsatisfactory effect.
3. Onomatopoeia – is a sound device that refers to the word that imitates the sound of the real life that it signifies.
4. Humor – creates connection and identification with audience members, which increases the likelihood that they will agree with the speaker, and humour can also be used to dissuade counter-arguments and make opposing views look ridiculous.
5. Anaphora – is the repetition of certain words or phrases at the beginning of sentences to increase the power of feeling.
6. Meiosis – is a type of euphemism that intentionally understands the size or importance of its subject and this device can be used to dismiss or reduce an opponent’s argument for debate.
7. Hyperbole – is an overused statement that conveys emotions and raises the bar for other speakers, such as after you make a hyperbolic statement like “My idea will change the world”, then other speakers will have to respond in kind or their more moderate words may look annoying and inconceivable for comparison.
8. Apophasis – is a verbal strategy for raising a case by denying that the subject should be raised at all.
9. Anacoluthon – is a sudden blow to a seemingly unrelated idea in the middle of a sentence, but it can seem like a grammatical mistake if handled badly, but it can also put a powerful stress on the idea being expressed.
10. Chiasmus – is a technique in which the speaker inverts the phrase sequence in order to create a beautiful and powerful sentence.
11. Anadiplosis – is the use of the same word at the end of one sentence and at the beginning of the next sentence. That is how it forms a chain of thought that carries your audience to the moment you choose.
12. Dialogisms– refers to the moments when the speaker imagines what someone else is thinking. So he either speaks to someone else’s voice in order to explain, and then undermines or undermines his colleagues’ original argument.
13. Eutrepismus – this one of the most common rhetorical devices, the simple act of listing points in the form of a numbered list. So why is it useful? First, these devices make the information look official and authoritative second, it gives the speaker a sense of order and clarity, and third, it helps the listener to follow the speaker’s notions.
14. Hypophora – is a trick to ask a question and then provide the answer immediately. So do you know why the pituitary gland is useful? So it is useful because it stimulates the listener’s interest and creates a clear point of transition in speech.
15. Expeditio – is a trick for pointing out a series of possibilities and then explaining why everyone but one of those opportunities is not a beginner. So this device makes it seem like all the choices were taken into account when you were actually guiding your audience to the one you wanted together.
16. Anti-Phrase – is another word for irony, which refers to a statement whose true meaning is contrary to the literal meaning of the words in it.
17. Asterismos – this is a technique to insert useless, but catching the word in front of your sentence in order to get the audience’s attention and useful if you think your listeners are a little boring and restless.