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July 23, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Common Rhetorical Tools used in Public Speaking and Debate

Reason to Use: Art, Understanding, Memory, Argument, Perspective

1. Analogy
2. Metaphor
3. Parallelism
4. Alliteration
5. Allusion

Famous examples?

Personal examples?

Additional language patterns?

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Where have you seen this in life or debate?

How can you specifically use this in debate?

Additional Resources (in PDF form):
• List of Rhetorical Tropes (link)
• Rhetorical devices (link)
• Rhetorical devices list–27 pages (link)


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