Rhetorical Devices

Some articles on devices, rhetorical devices:

Johannes Nucius - Works and Influence
... The writing is homophonic but with an abundance of expressive devices, the exact application of which he later described in detail in his major treatise, Musices poeticae. 7th, with its unique list of specific musical devices which can be used to express different feelings ... It is the first in a German Baroque tradition of comparison of musical devices with rhetorical devices, an idea which was to be later expanded by Joachim Burmeister and Mattheson ...
Goal of Rhetorical Devices
... While rhetorical devices may be used to evoke an emotional response in the audience, there are other reasons to use them ... frame of view or a particular course of action, so appropriate rhetorical devices are used to construct sentences designed to encourage or provoke a rational argument from an emotional display ...
Poetry - Elements - Diction
... Poetic diction can include rhetorical devices such as simile and metaphor, as well as tones of voice, such as irony ... of Modernism, some poets have opted for a poetic diction that de-emphasizes rhetorical devices, attempting instead the direct presentation of things and experiences and the exploration of ... On the other hand, Surrealists have pushed rhetorical devices to their limits, making frequent use of catachresis ...

Famous quotes containing the words devices and/or rhetorical:

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