Four More Rhetorical Devices

Four More Rhetorical Devices

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Four More Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis, Anaphora, Antithesis, and Chiasmus

Anaphora, Antithesis, and Chiasmus

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Rhetorical Device Exploration

Watch and read John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address; it is directly below this. 

Find and quote examples of all of the following rhetorical devices:


6 Metaphors (label any that are similes)
2 Examples of Antithesis
4 Examples of Parallelism
2 Examples of Anaphora
2 Examples of Chiasmus
4 Examples of Repetition
4 concrete/sensory images


There are no examples of anadiplosis in the speech.  If you can find one, bravo; perhaps that is worth an award.


Of course, a metaphor is often an image, anaphora is a type of repetition, and many other examples of these terms overlap.

Upload your completed list to turnitin.com by the beginning of class on Oct. 15th.



John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

Transcript of JFK's Speech

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