Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation

Beginning the Academic Essay

The research we have made shows that the speeches of American and British politicians are characterized by a variety of devices that make the speech more convincing and expressive. The research shows that basically the following stylistic devices are used in political speeches are parallel constructions, repetition, enumeration, antitheses, gradation, polysyndetone, asindetone, inversion and rhetorical question.
Parallel construction is the repetition of the same syntactical structure in two or more succeeding sentences. Parallelism in political speech tends to convey a certain definite rhythm to the narration and due to its sameness it created a certain background to emphasize the necessary word or phrase. This word or phrase is usually repeated in the parallel constructions.

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