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Learn rhetorical devices

  1. Cover the following rhetorical devices: allusion, analogy, caesura, anaphora, epistrophe, chiasmus, antimetabole, alliteration, personification, aphorism
  2. Write definitions and examples in our notebooks

As always, everything can be found on the Materials page.

  1. Write down the definition & examples for parallelism, aphorism, and connotation (more info is available on the Materials page)
    1. Parallelism is the repetition of a grammatical structure in successive clauses.
      • e.g. “Mother was very busy gathering the laundry, dusting the furniture, and washing the dishes.”
    2. Aphorism is a general truth expressed in a concise, witty way
      • e.g. “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
    3. Connotation is the implied meaning of a word (as opposed to the explicit meaning, which is denotation)
      • e.g. Cheap and inexpensive both denote “not costing a lot,” but calling something “cheap” connotes low-class and poorly made whereas calling it “inexpensive” means it is a good deal.

Study for your test. Review your notebook, review questions, and the materials page.