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Alliteration: A Simple Subject to Study Successfully!

Introduction Susie sells seashells by the seashore since Sheldon successfully sells snow cones standing by shambles of sad snowmen. Her partner Peter Piper picks pecks of pickled ...

Pathos: Getting Emotional

Introduction Euan is running for the president of the newly founded sustainability club. In his campaign speech, he says: “Every day, birds in our community are losing their lives...

Ethos: Trust me!

Introduction The Student Government Association at Big Town University is having a meeting to address requests to reconfigure the library.  Amazi, a computer science student, i...

Logos: That Sounds Reasonable

Introduction It is Friday and Mr. Smith’s students are hoping he will cut class short. Cody shouts, “Mr. Smith, let us go home early!” “No way,” Mr. Smith says. Then Zara says, “M...

Understatement: Just a Few Letters

Have You Ever? You and your sister are very excited to hang out with a long-distance friend who’s in town for a few days. Before you can head out, your father expresses some conce...

Satire: It’s No Joke

Have You Ever? Your school recently had to replace its principal. The new principal seems like a nice enough person, but you’re not sure if he's a good fit for the job. He hasn’t ...

Parody: No Laughing Matter

Have You Ever? You and your friend Mal are walking downtown when you pass a store that’s playing a new top-charting pop song. It, like many other summer jams, is about a Friday ni...

Tautology: It Is What It Is

Introduction Louis is presenting a book report to his English class. He starts by saying, “Personally, in my opinion, I think that the celebrated book The Grapes of Wrath is an ad...

Metaphor & Simile: A Piece of Cake and Easy As Pie!

Have You Ever? “That test was a piece of cake,” Madeline says to Luke as they walk to their next class. “Yeah,” Luke agrees, “each question flew by as fast as an airplane.” ...

Non sequitur: Follow Along!

Have You Ever? During lunch, you’re chatting with your friends about the latest blockbuster movie that came out. All of you are really excited to see it. The reviews are great, yo...