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RHETORICAL DEVICES FEATURING SYNESTHESIA , SARCASM, AND UNDERSTATEMENTS

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Rhetorical Devices Featuring Synesthesia, sarcasm, and understatementsSynesthesiaIn literature, synesthesia refers to a technique adopted by writers to present ideas, characters or places in such a manner that they appeal to more than one senses like hearing, seeing, smell etc. at a given time.

SynesthesiaHave you ever heard someone say something like thats a cool shirt or the bitter cold? These are examples of synthesia because They use 2 different senses to express something. The bitter cold uses taste and touch to say how cold it is.

SynthesiaI like this example a lot because you can see the music he is playing.

Sarcasmthe use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funnySarcasmPrime Scenario: You and a friend are hiking up Mt. Everest. On the way up you both spot a man who has obviously frozen to death. Your Genius friend turns to you and says Oh man it looks like this guy never made it up the mountain! You being the witty fellow you are reply with something like Oh really? Great work Sherlock Holmes! You are then implying that it took detective level critical thinking to figure out the frozen man never made it up the mountain when clearly it did not. (Sherlock is a detective)sarcasmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp2kb7h4Ca4Understatementto say that (something) is smaller, less important, etc., than it really isUnderstatement When something is substantially good or bad people will sometimes speak using an understatement. Donald Trump would be a good president is an understatement. Good is the understatement because it is not enough to describe how good a president he would be. Donald Trump would be an amazing president is no longer an understatement because it uses a stronger adjective to back it up. More Understatements: I wish Drake would bling my hotline, Belly Buttons make Kai Upset.Understatement

Synesthesia, Sarcasm, or understatement?I drank 20 redbulls and I felt like I could hear colors and see sounds. Tom Brady is a pretty good quarterback.Columbus day is clearly everyone's favorite holiday.Drake wore very loud clothing while demonstrating decent dance moves in hotline blingNice neon orange shoes do they come with batteries?Works citedMerriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015."The Sarcasm Sign."YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015."Synesthesia Pictures."Synesthesia+pictures - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015."Understatement+comic+strip - Google Search."Understatement+comic+strip - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.