The Importance of Explaining the Effect of the Device in Rhetorical Analysis Essays
You all know that when you analyze a textual example from a prompt you have to explain the effect of the specific example/strategy on the reader/audience which means to explain how the device functions to make the reader/audience think/feel something as a result or reading/hearing it.
However, what many of you are failing to explain is the precise effect of that specific device in the examples of figurative language and syntactical features you chose to analyze in the given prompt. In other words, why is it important that the author utilized a metaphor rather than just directly stated his point? Why is it significant that the sentence is a cumulative sentence rather than just an ordinary sentence or a series of shorter sentences? Why did the author use anaphora to repeat that specific phrase rather than just state the phrase only once? Why is the parallelism important?