Another reason why the rhetorical strategy is funny fear is that there is tragedy involved. The tragedy within the commercial creates fear within the viewer. The tragedy that occurs in the commercial is that the spring breeze, or mayhem, blew paper towels into a burning stove eye, catching part of the house on fire. This makes the viewer want to consume their product, which is insurance. Tragedy not only creates fear within a consumer, but this kind of tragedy can create good humor.
Uses of dysphemism and rhetorical analogy were found in the MSNBC article, and examples of repetition and rhetorical explanation were found in the Bresch interview. In the MSNBC article, the rhetorical devices were used to cast a negative light on the price increase of the EpiPen. However, the rhetorical devices found in the Bresch interview were used to facilitate a positive outlook on the increase. Rhetoric can be used by both sides of an issue, and it is incredibly helpful to be able to identify different examples. If one is able to, then they are likely to be able to better understand the issue at
(41)” This is situational irony because Johnny is kidnapped and he does not want to leave even though when you are kidnapped you are supposed to be scared and are longing to go home. O. Henry uses situational irony to make the reader again feel the emotion humor when the kidnappers were attempting to collect a ransom from Red Chief's father but the understood what a pain Johnny is and that he could use that against the kidnappers. Eventually Johnny’s father sent a letter back to the kidnappers proposing his trade. ‘“you bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars in cash, and I agree to take him off your hands. (52)”’ This statement is an example of situational irony because when a parent's child is kidnapped it is an instinctive reaction to do whatever you can to get your child back.
This is an example of satire because the administration only wants a Mexican type to make it seem as though everyone is being represented. When the Mexican-American come on and says his political speech it is both ironic and satirical. During the speech he say how the problems of Mexicans stem form them being stupid and uneducated, while at the end he goes out of control showing his patriotism for America. I believe that's the whole speech is ironic and satirical because a Mexican is saying that other Mexicans are uneducated. There is also the fact that the Mexican-American says that for a Mexican to be better he needs to think American when some Americans
The D in Donald is for Disaster In heat of the upcoming Presidential Election, the United States has become extremely divided based upon who is supporting whom. Being as opinionated as us Americans can be, a lot of inappropriate things have been said from both the candidates and their supporters. One candidate in particular whose opinions have affected the most people, is also leading in the polls, Donald Trump. I think if Donald Trump becomes our 47th president our government will be a racist, unjust, dictatorship. Donald Trump has made it extremely clear that he himself is a racist, so in result his government supporting him will be the same thing.
John F. Kennedy uses literary devices to capture the attention of the audience, sets himself equal to his audience getting their attention and support, and uses the christian religion to strike the emotions and gain the support of his audience. Kennedy uses many literary devices to catch the attention of his audience. One of these devices is repetition. One example of repetition that Kennedy uses is, “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms-- and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.” Kennedy continues to use “ Let both sides” grab the attention of the audience and show how important this subject is.
Another example is when Charlie writes down the words the doctors are saying, but he is not understanding them. This is irony because everyone else do understand the words. He is the only one. This irony is called dramatic irony. The last example I have is when Ms.Kinnian ran out of the room, this irony because Ms. Kinnian knows why she ran
Irony is often used in literature to illustrate certain situations to the audience. In some pieces of literature that might be pointing out an unjust system, in others that might be to add a comedic effect, but whatever situation the author wants to illustrate, irony is very beneficial. Through small and witty, one-liners, or a bigger dramatic irony situation contrasting two very different situations, irony can be very beneficial for the reader to understand the story. Both “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins have a corrupt dystopian society. Through the use of irony, the author can portray the corruptness to the audience.
The several mentions with Donald Trump also have negative diction in the words used to describe him, such as “Trump’s venom” and “Trumps harsh rhetoric” (Kristof), showing the dislike of Trump in this piece and Trump overall being a negative
If anything, in the current political climate we are in today, there would be much more social pressure for one not to own a gun than there would be to continue owning one. The stigma around guns still exists today that one only wants a gun to show off and go hunting and promote one's “toxic masculinity” as the article so gracefully puts. Nonetheless, the rhetorical questions the rhetor uses would be effective to someone on the more liberal side of the aisle to continue and promote their specific ideology about who uses guns and