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Rhetoric and Composition


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Types of Irony Part 1: Verbal Irony

Irony is a widely used and often misunderstood rhetorical device. Due to the depth of information, as well as its tendency to be misused, I’ve broken the subject down into a multi-part explainer. First, let’s start with the irony definition. After a quick search of The Web, I found a good definition at typesofirony.com. Irony is a figure of speech which is a contradiction or incongruity between what is expected.. Read More

Types of Rhetorical Devices

Rhetoric is the art of persuasive spoken or written discourse that was developed in Ancient Greece. Rhetorical techniques use several methods to influence, convince, and please an audience. Here are some examples of the types of rhetorical devices that you should know. Amplification Refers to an expansion of details do provide a clarification of a fact or point e.g. we are rich, we are brother, we own several malls Anadiplosis.. Read More