Rhetorical device

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See also: Figure_of_speech

A rhetorical device is a technique, sometimes called a resource of language, used by an author or speaker to induce an emotional response. These emotional responses are central to the meaning of the work or speech, and should also get the listener (or the reader's) attention.

A partial list of rhetorical devices

This list contains both rhetorical devices per se, as well as other tools of spoken and written language that may be prominently used for rhetorical purposes.

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