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Persuasive devices

  1. 1. By Isaac ScerriWALT. Understand and use persuasive devices using deep thinking
  2. 2. Irony  things happen and they don’t fit.  opposite of the literal meaning.  irony can take many forms.  E.G we were up at grand parents farm and we were talking about kangaroos/wallabys and cooper my little brother said ‘look theres a kangaroo. Cooper is only 3
  3. 3. Hyperbole/Exaggeration Hyperbole means the same as exaggeration and is used to provoke strong feelings to the audience. Exaggeration is used to make things seem really important even though it can be a simple matter.
  4. 4. Cliché A phrase that has been used heaps and everyone knows it. An expression, often a figure of speech whose effectiveness has been worn out through overuse and excessive familiarity. What goes up must come down.
  5. 5. Satire The use of irony, sarcasm or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
  6. 6. Repetition Repetition is when something repeats itself and gets stuck in your head like a catchy phrase. Repetition can be like theres ads that come on all the time. E.G. spam spam spam o lovely spam o wonderful spam.
  7. 7. Rhetorical Language 1. Rhetorical question Can we really expect the school to keep paying from its limited resources? 2. Emotive language Imagine being cast out into the street, cold, lonely and frightened. 3. Parallel structures To show kindness is praiseworthy; to show hatred is evil. 4. Sound patterns Alliteration: Callous, calculating cruelty – is this what we must expect?
  8. 8. Rhetorical Language continued 5. Contrast Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind. 6. Description and Imagery (i.e. using metaphor, simile and personification) While we wait and do nothing, we must not forget that the fuse is already burning. 7. The ‘rule of three’ I ask you, is this fair, is it right, is it just? 8. Repetition Evil minds will use evil means
  9. 9. Anecdotes No one knows why, but we do. Certainly, we enjoy relating to and learning from stories - and we often can identify with the characters in them. If you choose to use a short anecdote in your own writing (and you should give it serious consideration), it will engage, involve and interest your reader in ways little else can; it will add a human and personal dimension that can be irresistible and fascinating. But anecdotes need to be believable and lively - and they can also be very emotional; and because anecdotes are true stories, they can be very convincing indeed, adding authority to what you write. E.G we were up at grand parents farm and we were talking about kangaroos/wallabys and cooper my little brother said ‘look theres a kangaroo. Cooper is only 3