Rhetorical Master

The Rhetorical Master is a special role in TTDI where the rhetorical masters try to beautify the usage of the English language so the speeches of the members will and can have more power in the future, to paint the picture in the audience mind.

The more common types of rhetorical devices that could be used are listed as below:

  1. Anaphora (means carrying up or back): The repetition of a word of phrase at the beginning of every clause.
  2. Epiphora: The repetition of a word or phrase at the end of every clause.
  3. Symploke: The combination of one or several anaphora(s) with one or several epiphora(s).
  4. Germinatio: The repetition of a word or word group within one sentence.
  5. Anadiplosis: The repetition of the last word of a sentence that is also the first word of the following sentence or sequence.
  6. Asyndeton: Sequence or words or similar expression without the use of conjunctions.
  7. Polysyndeton: Repetition of conjunctions in a series of coordinated words, phrases, or clauses.
  8. Interrogatio: A rhetorical question in which the answer is self-evident.
  9. Exclamatio: An exclamation that expresses the emotional affection of the speaker.
  10. Aporia: A feigned statement of doubt by the speaker and a question to the audience about how he should act.
  11. Hyperbole: An exaggeration of the characteristics of an object or circumstance.
  12. Simile: An explicit comparison between two things, usually using “as” or “like”.
  13. Antitheton: The opposition of two facts of contrasting content.
  14. Metaphor: A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.
  15. Climax: The increase from a waker to a stronger expression. Thus, a word sequence is arranged in ascending order.
  16. Personification:  The attribution of human properties toward things or animals.
  17. Rule/Power of three: The use of Trios, triplets, and/or triads to completely, emphasize your points, and increase the memorability of your message.
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