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ESOL Rhetorical Devices Match

Ms. Anthony

Match the term with the example.

Oxymoron The dog complained loudly during the bath, but thanked me happily when it had no fleas.
Allusion  It was many and many a year ago, / In a kingdom by the sea, / That a maiden there lived whom you may know / By the name of ANNABEL LEE; / And this maiden she lived with no other thought / Than to love and be loved by me.
Irony  Roses are red, (A) / Violets are blue, (B) / Sugar is sweet, (C) / And so are you. (B)
Alliteration  That shelf is so high, even Abraham Lincoln couldn't reach it.
Simile Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Understatement  "This ship is impossible to sink, so we don't need lifeboats," said the captain of the Titanic.
Rhyme scheme Unexpectedly, the Fire Station burned down last night.
Stanza  I heard the click of the mouse and the tapping of the keys as the student typed their essay.
Imagery  "I'm having a little tech issue," said the student, as her computer caught on fire.
Onomatopoeia  I drew a picture of the banana.
Personification My teacher is a criminal for giving me such a low grade!
Abstract  I bought jumbo shrimp at the store.
Concrete  I drew a picture of contentment.
Foreshadowing The woman stepped gracefully into the ballroom, wearing a shiny green gown made of the most delicate silk.
Metaphor  When you are gone, I'm like a shoe without a sock.

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