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Example of Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical devices are methods, references and expressions used for effect in speeches and texts. These are 'oratorical' usages of terms which are intended to move the audience according to the speaker or writer's views. In most cases rhetoric is very one-sided, propaganda, in some cases. The literal usage of devices in rhetoric is often based on prejudicial positions, emotional content, or analogies. Other forms are 'hook lines' or memorable phrases designed to have a lasting value.

Examples of Rhetorical Devices:

John F Kennedy: Ask not what you can do for your country; ask instead what you can do for your country.
Winston S. Churchill: It is not the beginning of the end. It is, however, the end of the beginning.