I'll kill him though, he said. In all his greatness and his glory" (Ernest Hemingway Old Man and the Sea).
Alliteration A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age
of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair
(C. Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities). Anaphora "So we beat on, boats
against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past" (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby).
Alliteration "I came, I saw, I conquered." -Translated from the Latin saying 'Veni, Vidi,
Vici' these are words by Julius Caesar describing one of his greatest victories. - Asyndeton
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country (JFK). CHIASMUS
She caught a cold and the baseball. She caught a cold and the baseball. ZEUGMA-The word caught is
being applied literally (to baseball) and figuratively (to cold). Oh look, parenthesis! He cried all night dry sobs
shook his wooden frame. they were so loud that they could be heard by the faraway hills (C. Colloid, The Adventures of Pinocchio).
Hyperbole "Prepar'd to scrub the entry and the stairs. The youth with broomy stumps began to trace
(Jonathan Swift, A Description of the Morning). Synecdoche
the broomy stumps refer to the broom as a whole I would have given anything for the power to soothe her frail soul,
tormenting itself in its invincible ignorance like a small bird beating about the cruel wires of a cage (Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim). SIMILE
Helplessness of the soul is compared to a bird in a cage beating itself against merciless wires of the cage to be free.
Learnd Faustus, to find the secrets of astronomy Graven in the book of Joves high firmament, Did mount him up to scale Olympus top, Where, sitting in a chariot burning bright,
Drawn by the strength of yokd dragons necks, He views the clouds, the planets, and the stars (Marlow, Doctor Faustus Act III). Allusion
Far to his left, in the northeast, beyond the valley and the terraced foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the two volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl, rose clear and magnificent into the sunset. Nearer,
perhaps ten miles distant, and on a lower level than the main valley, he made out the village of Tomaln, nestling behind the jungle, from which rose a thin blue scarf of illegal smoke, someone burning wood for carbon. Before him, on the other side of the
American highway, spread fields and groves, through which meandered a river, and the Alcapancingo road" (Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano).
Spatial Ordering "O western wind, when wilt thou blow That the small rain down can rain?" "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art" (J. Keats).
(T.S. Eliot, "Philip Massinger"). Parallelism I lived at West Egg, the - well, the
least fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby).
Euphemism "The means are at hand to fulfill the age-old dream: poverty can be
abolished. How long shall we ignore this under-developed nation in our midst? How long shall we look the other way while our fellow human beings suffer? How long?"
(Michael Harrington, The Other America: Poverty in the United States, 1962). Rhetorical Questions
"I don't care a fig for his sense of justice--I don't care a fig for the wretchedness of London; and if I were young, and beautiful, and clever, and brilliant, and of a noble position, like you, I should care still
less" (Henry James, The Princess Casamassima). Polysyndeton
Ralph Wiggum: Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party and I was invited. Yay! My turn is over! Principal Skinner: One of your best,
Ralphie. ("The Color Yellow," The Simpsons). Non Sequitur
Excerpt from the poem Yet Do I Marvel. The little buried mole continues blind, Why flesh that mirror Him
must someday die (C. Cullen). Metonymy Cullen uses flesh to represent human and
questions God about why we have to die when we are created in His likeness. "The man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was
sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking" (Jack Sparrow, The Pirates of the Caribbean). Epanalepsis
She is all states, and all princes, I (John Donne, The Sun Rising). Metaphor
This was not Aunt Dahlia, my good and kindly aunt, but my Aunt Agatha, the one who chews broken bottles and kills rats with
her teeth" (P.G. Wodehouse). Apposition
'I like a smuggler. He is the only honest thief -Charles Lamp. oxymoron
"Then I'll be all aroun' in the dark. I'll be ever'where--wherever you look. Wherever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever
they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. . . . . An' when our folk eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build--why, I'll be there." (Tom Joad in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes
of Wrath). Epistrophe "[W]ith a vigorous and sudden snatch, I brought my assailant harmlessly, his full
length, on the not over clean ground--for we were now in the cow yard." (Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855).
litotes We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight
with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields
and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender (Winston Churchill). Anaphora
You are free to execute your laws, and your citizens, as you see fit (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
ZEUGMA-The word execute is being applied literally (citizens) and figuratively (laws). Oh look, parenthesis!
Many people believe John F. Kennedy was a great leader. As a US President, he served during the continuing anti-communism crusade of the 1940s and 1950s. He united citizens. He raised citizen's hopes and dreams, instilling in people a desire to take personal action. A friend of mine volunteered in
homeless shelters before volunteering became such a buzz word like it has today. He once met this guy...I think his name was Charlie...well, Charlie had a lisp and rolled his r's in his words--my friend thought that was really funny! I told him he shouldn't make
fun of people! But...well anyway... President Kennedy really encouraged people to give of themselves! Digression
"My very photogenic mother died in a freak accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three." -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita.
Parentheses The dictionary meaning of a word is
The dictionary meaning of a word is DENOTATION
The following sentence contains an example of what rhetorical device? With a loud Pop!, the popcorn started cooking.
ONOMATOPOEIA A car hit me, just as I was bending over to tie my shoelaces.
A car hit me, just as I was bending over to tie my shoelaces. LOOSE SENTENCE (usually ends with a
dependent clause-modifying phrase) He worked hard at being lazy. He worked hard at being lazy.
PARADOX There is some element of truth to paradox statements. Our knowledge separates
as well as unites; our orders disintegrate as well as bind; our art brings us together and sets us apart.
Our knowledge separates as well as unites; our orders disintegrate as well as bind; our art brings us together and sets us apart.
ANTITHESIS-contrasting ideas A COMPLEMENTARY TONE FOR HOPELESS IS 1.) WORTHLESS
2.) DISGRACED 3.) BLEAK 4.) CONFUSED A COMPLEMENTARY TONE FOR HOPELESS IS
0 Mass Media COMM 1010 Summer 5 Week 2 2006 Mass Communication -- What is it? The process of designing and delivering cultural messages and stories to diverse audiences through media channels as old as a book and as new...
School of Computing, DePaul University. Co-authors: Ljubomir Perković, Sungsoon Hwang, and Josh Jones. The 15th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2010) June 29, 2010. Work supported by the National Science Foundation
In each thing, you reach the perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, ... Host autonomously configures its own Link-Local address Router solicitation are sent by booting nodes to request RAs for configuring the interfaces. - Applies to...
TDA will be single scored holistically using rubric at DRC. Range is set by Nebraska educators. Committee consensus scores papers; discuss what constitutes a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Committee's comments become the annotations for the scoring guide used to...
Use student selector to chooseROLES: QUESTION ASKER. is the person who has rights to turn to the workshop organiser with the question if there is something you cannot find out the answer in your group.