Tag Archives: Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices: Diacope

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Diacope Origin: From the Greek διακοπή (thiakhopi), meaning “cut in two”. In plain English: Repetition of a word … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Erotema

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Erotema Origin: From the Greek ερωτημα (erotema), meaning “question”. In plain English: A question that is asked … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Epanalepsis

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Epanalepsis Origin: From the Greek ἐπανάληψις (epanalipsis), meaning “repetition” or “resumption”. In plain English: Repeating the initial word … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Anadiplosis Origin: From the Greek ἀναδίπλωσις (anathiplosis), meaning “doubling” or “folding”. In plain English: Beginning a sentence or … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Hypophora Origin: From the Greek ὑπόϕορά (hypofora), meaning “carrying under” or “putting under”. In plain English: Asking a … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Paraprosdokian Origin: From the Greek παρά (para), meaning “beyond” and προσδοκία (prosthokhia), meaning “expectation”; thus, “beyond expectation”. In … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Paralipsis Origin: From the Greek παράλειψις (paraleipsis), meaning “omission”. In plain English: To call attention to something by … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Polysyndeton

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Polysyndeton Origin: From the Greek πολυσύνδετος (polysyndetos), meaning “bound together”. In plain English: The repetition of conjunctions such … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Asyndeton

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Asyndeton Origin: From the Greek ἀσύνδετον (asindeton), meaning “unconnected”. In plain English: The omission of conjunctions such as … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Anaphora Origin: From the Greek ἀναφορά (anafora), meaning “to bring back” or “to carry back”. In plain … Continue reading

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