- n. A phrase (set phrase or created phrase) that uses reduplication, onomatopoeia, or other phonetic markers that increase memorability and “musicality” (making rhetoric pleasing or entertaining).
- n. a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
“With ekphrasis (or ecphrasis), an essentially rhetorical device in which an object formed in one art becomes the matter for another, the theory only apparently changes or takes on another dimension.”
“Ascribing the rising violence to the supposed increasing desperation of the insurgents would become a standard rhetorical device of the administration.”
“Of particular relevance to ut pictura poesis, how - ever, is the rhetorical device of ekphrasis and “icon,” since both were used to designate a description of a work of art following the εἰκόνεσ (“icon”) of Philostratus”
““pictorialism” developed from being an occasional rhetorical device into almost the dominating matter of a poem.”
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