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Definition 1: a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance) - [noun denoting communication]

(rhetorical device is a kind of ...) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) immediate rephrasing for intensification or justification

"Seems, madam! Nay, it is"

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) reversal of the syntactic relation of two words (as in `her beauty's face')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) reversal of normal word order (as in `cheese I love')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) use of a series of subjects with a single predicate

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) use of a series of parallel clauses (as in `I came, I saw, I conquered')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

"saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes"

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) using words that imitate the sound they denote

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) juxtaposing words having a common derivation (as in `sense and sensibility')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) anticipating and answering objections in advance

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) a comparison comprising a well-known quotation followed by a facetious sequel

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) an exclamatory rhetorical device

"O tempore! O mores"

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) the reversal of the normal order of words

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) substitution of a title for a name

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) breaking off in the middle of a sentence (as by writers of realistic conversations)

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) address to an absent or imaginary person

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths')

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

(... is a kind of rhetorical device ) interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition

(... is part of rhetorical device) using language effectively to please or persuade

(rhetorical device belongs to category ...) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

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