What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

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Which is an example of a metaphor?

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1. Which of the following statements is false?

2. Marcus Quintilian felt that to achieve true rhetoric, a speaker must have which of the following attributes above all else?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of rhetorical devices, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them. Some terms you'll be assessed on include oxymoron, hyperbole and metaphor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on:

  • Identifying a false statement about rhetoric
  • Marcus Quintilian's thoughts on rhetoric
  • An example of a metaphor
  • Choosing a non-example of a hyperbole

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related rhetoric lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding rhetorical devices used in speech and literature and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding oxymorons

Additional Learning

Are you looking to further your comprehension of rhetoric? You can do this by watching the short video lesson called What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify examples of rhetoric
  • Understand various definitions of rhetoric
  • Differentiate between types of rhetoric
  • Know significant rhetoricians
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