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Meaning of RHETORICAL DEVICE

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  (rhetoric) a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
 
 See Also: anacoluthia, anacoluthon, anastrophe, antinomasia, antiphrasis, antithesis, apophasis, aposiopesis, apostrophe, catachresis, chiasmus, climax, conversion, device, ecphonesis, emphasis, enallage, epanorthosis, epiplexis, exclamation, figure, figure of speech, hendiadys, hypallage, hyperbaton, hypozeugma, hypozeuxis, hysteron proteron, image, inversion, litotes, meiosis, onomatopoeia, paraleipsis, paralepsis, paralipsis, paregmenon, polysyndeton, preterition, prolepsis, repetition, rhetoric, trope, wellerism

 

 

 

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