At what level do people understand time

The rhetorical analysis

Rhetorical sentence figures

Rhetorical question

example
Are you crazy?
Haven't I told you this a thousand times?
description
Not a real question, but a sham question. An answer is not expected.
effect
communicative

Alliteration

example
With child and cone.
In wind and weather.
Fisher's Fritz is fishing fresh fishes.
description
Several words start with the same sound.
effect
urgent

Salutation

example
Dear guests!
Dear children!
description
Turn to interlocutor (reader)
effect
communicative

exclamation

example
The hell with that!
Goodness
Expression of a movement of the mind (indicator: exclamation mark)
effect
urgent, inviting

ellipse

example
Participate without any ifs or buts!
The faster the better.
description
Word omission (telegram style)
effect
urgent

parallelism

example
Women get old, men get interesting.
description
The same structure of the clauses in consecutive sentences
effect
vivid, haunting

Hypotax

example
Because she wanted to visit him, when the time came, she went to Bonn.
Subordination of one or more clauses to a main clause.
description
Nested sentence structure
effect
detailed, informative; reflects the complexity of the topic

Paratax

example
I came, I saw, I conquered.
description
Suborder of sentences or parts of sentences. Short, pointed sentence
effect
urgent, clear, clear, also popular

inversion

example
Red rose (instead of red rose).
There is empty of grapes and flowers ... (instead of: empty of grapes and flowers ...).
description
Reversal of the normal sentence structure, highlights important parts of the sentence
effect
urgent

Chiasmus

example
They don't know what they want and don't want what they know.
description
Mirrored arrangement of clauses
effect
vivid, entertaining

Antithesis

example
rich and poor;
young and old
description
Opposing (incompatible) terms are compared.
effect
urgent

Paradox

example
Avarice is cool. Life is death and death is life.
description
Apparently nonsensical claim, which is supposed to shake up
effect
exciting, surprising

question and answer

example
What shoud that? It should help!
description
A question is answered by the questioner himself.
effect
urgent

Sentence

example
No pain no gain.
We learn by teaching.
description
Instructive motto that briefly summarizes a knowledge.
effect
vivid, memorable

Synonymy

example
This is my land. I am indignant, indignant, shocked.
description
Stringing together of synonymous words
effect
urgent

Anaphor

example
I can't do it anymore ...
At most I can still ...
description
Successive sentences start with the same words.
effect
urgent

Climax

example
I came, saw and conquered!
description
Series of words or sentences with a progression
effect
exciting, haunting

parenthesis

example
In contrast to the old ones, my new neighbors are very nice.
description
Inset (identifier: dash, bracket)
effect
communicative

Chain

example
It was love Love?
description
The last word of a sentence is included in the next.
effect
haunting, surprising

comparison

example
White as snow, red as blood; bigger than a house; whiter than white
Linking two areas that match in one point ("like", "as")
effect
vivid

Accumulation, figure of two, figure of three

example
Call it luck! Heart! Love! God! Sun, sea and sand are waiting for you.
description
Accumulation of two, three or more terms
effect
haunting, exciting

Rank 1: Asyndeton

example
I like chocolate, cookies, ice cream.
description
Stringing together of words without a connective word
effect
vivid, exciting

Rank 2: Polysyndeton

example
I like chocolate and I like cookies and I like ice cream
description
Stringing together with conscious repetition of the connective word
effect
vivid, exciting, reinforcing, haunting

Style break

example
The younger generation is not in the mood for work. There is a yawning emptiness in the school administration's cash register.
description
Expressions from different language levels are mixed.
effect
entertaining

Quote

example
As Angela Merkel made clear, spying on friends “doesn't work” at all.
description
Own theses are supported by statements of others.
urgent

Self-correction

example
Democracy is bad. But any other form of government is worse.
description
The opinion presented first (usually the opponent's) is revised.
effect
vivid, exciting

syllogism

example
a) All birds lay eggs.
b) The Beo is a bird.
-> The Beo lays eggs.
description
Basic pattern taken from logic of a conclusion (conclusion) from two prerequisites [a) major clause + b) minor clause].
effect
haunting, rational (and therefore convincing)