Literature

http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.html

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

http://www.ferrum.edu/thanlon/StudyQ/Litguide.htm

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

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Rhetorical Devices

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

http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html

A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples

http://www.bardweb.net/grammar/02rhetoric.html

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

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/rhetoricaldevicesinsound.htm

Compendium of brief audio  clips illustrating 40 different figures of speech

http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/jtomlins/rhetorical_devices.htm

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

http://www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm

Online handbook of rhetorical devices

http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm

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

http://www.galilean-library.org/manuscript.php?postid=43799

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

http://www.como.stpaul.k12.mn.us/Rhetorical_Devices2.html

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

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