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Colette Joannidis

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Persuasive devices

Hi everybody You are doing this activity so you can learn how to use persuasive devices in your own writing. Please view Old Major's speech (link attached) and then look at the written version. It contains a number of persuasive devices: Definitions: Rhetorical question: A question that does not require the reader to answer Repetition: Repeated words, phrases, sentence patterns or ideas Rule of Three: Three words, ideas or sentences linked together to emphasise a point Imperative: A word that gives the audience an instruction or order e.g. ‘take that…’ Emotive Language: The use of language that carries strong emotions, designed to play on the readers’ feelings Your task is to circle and label the persuasive devices you find in the speech. Good luck! Ms J.

6th Grade, English Language Learners
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