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    Television and magazine advertisements attempt to persuade people to buy products or use services. Companies convey their messages using various tactics depending on the medium. For example, advertisements on TV use catchy songs while magazines use flawless models. Authors, however, must only reply on words, not sound or sight, to convince their audience. They use rhetorical devices--metaphors, repetition, oxymorons, personification, hyperboles--to help their readers understand their message. A writer who accomplishes this task skillfully is Malcolm Gladwell, and the way he tells the audience his message is clearly visible in the introduction of his book, Blink. Gladwell convinces his Blink readers about the reality of unconscious decisions…

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    One of the prominent devices in Isaiah 58 is the numerous repetition of words that sustain the coherency of the literary unit: bqoß[]y: (1d, 14c); ~Ayð (2a, 3c, 4c, 5b, 5f, 13b); %r,D, (2b, 13e); #pex' (2b, 2f, 3c, 13b, 13f); hf'[' (2c, 13b, 13e); ~Ac (3a, 3c, 4a, 4c, 5a, 5e, 6a); vp,n< (3b, 5b, 10a, 10b, 11b), hn"[' (3b, 5b, 10b). Polan says, Not only does repetition focus the themes and motifs of the poem, but it also builds and expands them to provide a fuller appreciation of what the…

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    Martin Luther King.Jr, a great civil rights leader delivered a speech on the 28th of August 1963 in front of a crowd of 250 000 people. The speech is proven as one of the most inspirational and influential speeches in the history of America. It captivates the difficulties of thousands of Negro people. Through the speech, Martin Luther King was successful in sending across a strong message of perseverance, and unity. Furthermore, the speech “I Have a Dream” portrays an excellent use of a variety…

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    Author, Richard Wright, in his autobiography, “Black Boy” reflects back on the struggle he had to go through during his early childhood. Wright’s purpose is to inform the readers about the struggles he had had to go through as a black boy in the South during the Jim Crow era. Wright’s other purpose is to express his feelings about what happened to him and what he saw along the way. In order to write the novel “Black Boy,” Richard Wright uses many rhetorical devices. Some of the many rhetorical…

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    the then-modern day society that she and the audience lived in. In order to effectively communicate her point, Jane Addams uses lots of rhetorical questions, well chosen diction, imagery/illustration, definition, and forms of persuasion throughout her speech. In the beginning of Jane Addams speech, she describes and defines what kind of man George Washington is. She uses descriptive phrases in order to emphasize her point. When she says “he is a man who refuses to have his sense of justice…

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    William Penn said, “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves” (Penn). The two most tormented men in the plays The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Tartuffe , Cassius and Tartuffe, come from two dissimilar plays. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a tragedy, tells the story of the rising power and death of Julius Caesar. Tartuffe, a comedy, depicts the life of a poor beggar that attempts to live in the house of a wealthy family. Both characters, Cassius and Tartuffe from the…

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    remain the same. The deeper knowledge and understanding of the usage of rhetorical devices, an introduction to the OC method, and better understanding for the purpose and audience has helped improve my writing. Rhetorical tools not only from the readers’ thoughts and responses, but also dictate how the paper is initially created. The author can add certain pieces of evidence or specific word choice in order to force the reader to perceive the argument in a certain way. I became more aware of…

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    Caesar and were traitors. The effectiveness and ineffectiveness of both Antonys and Brutus’s speech to the people are conveyed through the tone and literary and rhetorical devices throughout the speeches. During Brutus’s speech he is effective in persuading the people by using the literacy devices such as rhetorical questions, faulty reasoning, and finally loaded…

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    Cultural and Rhetorical Analysis Essay In the world today, a consumer’s decision for buying a certain product is heavily influenced by the marketing strategies created by advertisers. Advertisements utilize rhetorical devices, such as ethos, logos, and or pathos in numerous mediums, in order to persuade a specific audience. To fully understand what marketing teams attempt to do, one must know what rhetorical devices are. Rhetorical devices are tools that help persuade an audience into doing an…

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    Brutus Speech Analysis

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    manipulates the crowd into believing him easily. After Brutus speaks, Mark Antony, Caesar’s good friend and second in command, gives a speech about Caesar and how he did not deserve to die, easily turning the crowd against Brutus and the other conspirators. Both speeches use persuasive techniques, like ethos, and rhetorical devices, like repetition and rhetorical questions, to manipulate their audiences…

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