A nice interactive on the basic elements of a story. Good for beginners, students loved it.

Guidelines for Reading and Analyzing  Literature. Compiled by Dr. Tina L. Hanlon


Rhetorical Devices

Rhetoric in its original sense means “the art or study of using language effectively and persuasively.”

A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples

A list of rhetorical devices with examples from Shakespeare’s works

Compendium of brief audio  clips illustrating 40 different figures of speech

Another list of rhetorical devices with examples taken mostly from political speeches

Online handbook of rhetorical devices

SILVA RHETORICAE – Site with lots of background information on rhetorics and a large list of figures of speech

Essay looking at rhetoric, introducing the subject and some of its traditional divisions, and providing a guide to common rhetorical figures and their uses

Easy to understand glossary of rhetorical devices with focus on the intended effects of figures of speech



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