Rhetorical Terms Group 3
1. Diction- style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. (“Diction - Examples and Definition of Diction.” Literary Devices, 11 Mar. 2015, literarydevices.net/diction/.)
Example- “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Function –Here, Atticus is speaking to Scout. In this choice of wording, it shows the close relationship Atticus has with Scout. He uses phrases such as “don’t let ‘em get your goat” casually in order to let Scout know that she shouldn’t let others bother her. She needs to think before she plays out her actions.
2. Epistrophe- a figure of…show more content… He is saying that he would rather die than live his life without his true love. Everyone knows that in the end, the star-crossed lovers kill themselves in the end in order to spend eternity together.
8. Hyperbole- a figure of speech that involves an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis. (“Hyperbole - Examples and Definition of Hyperbole.” Literary Devices, 15 Aug. 2017, literarydevices.net/hyperbole/.)
Example- “Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.” (Macbeth By William Shakespeare)
Function- Macbeth feels regret after killing the king, so he is saying that not even the greatest ocean could wash the sin off of is hands. One really can’t wash sin away. He is stuck with the sin of killing the king until he dies. Since he cant wash his sin away he feels sincere regret and even begins to wonder why he even killed the