Rhetorical Devices in Writing Here are examples of rhetorical devices with a definition and an example: Alliteration – the recurrence of initial consonant sounds – rubber baby buggy bumpers Allusion – a reference to an event, literary work or person – I can’t do that because I am not Superman. Amplification – repeats a word or expression for emphasis – Love, real love, takes time. Analogy – compares two different things that have some similar characteristics – He is flaky as a snowstorm. Anaphora – repeats a word or phrase…

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