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23 February, 21:23

Which statements use rhetorical devices?

Select two options. 1. Without a quick solution to the problem, we citizens may be in some trouble. 2. Without a solution, we are in trouble. Without a solution, the trouble will be great. 3. We do not need a solution right away, since two days is plenty of time to solve this global issue. 4. I know you think that a solution is coming soon. Still, it does not seem that way right now. 5. I have an idea that I think would solve this major problem, if only I knew where to share it.

(One of the two answers is 2, the other answers are either 3 or 4 based on a check) Choose between 3 or 4 to answer this question.

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  1. 23 February, 21:57
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    2. Without a solution, we are in trouble. Without a solution, the trouble will be great.

    3. We do not need a solution right away, since two days is plenty of time to solve this global issue.

    Explanation:

    These statements use rhetorical devices called 'anaphora' and 'verbal irony'.

    2. Anaphora is the repetition of a phrase at the beginning of successive sentences.

    In the second statement, the prepositional phrase Without a solution is repeated at the beginning of both sentences.

    3. Verbal irony is saying something you don't actually mean.

    The speaker is certain that they will be able to solve whatever they need to solve because it is, obviously, a minor problem. That is why the speaker is referring to it as "this global issue" to show his/her ironical attitude to the subject of discussion in the third statement.
  2. 23 February, 23:20
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    Rhetorical Devices are techniques that uses specific structure in sentences to persuade the audience or to obtain the desired effect.

    The correct options are:

    2. Without a solution, we are in trouble. Without a solution, the trouble will be great.

    Rhetorical Device: Anaphora

    In the option 2 the writer uses Anaphora, which consists in repeating the same words (In this case "Without a solution") at the beginning of successive sentences, this rhetorical device is often used in speeches to emphasize an idea.

    3. We do not need a solution right away, since two days is plenty of time to solve this global issue.

    Rhetorical Device: Verbal Irony

    In option 3 the writer uses Verbal Irony, which consists in saying something opposite to what you truly mean. In verbal irony there must be an indication that the meaning was not meant, in this case the writer says "two days is plenty of time to solve this global issue" as an indication that a solution right away is actually needed, and that the writer is being ironic.
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