By Isaac ScerriWALT. Understand and use persuasive devices using deep thinking
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
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.
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.
Satire The use of irony, sarcasm or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
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.
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?
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
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. Englishbiz.co.uk 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