Could you use quotes, and repetition for effect as a rhetorical devices? I am Doing an essay for AP English and its asking me to pull out rhetorical devices for an entry in Anne Franks diary.
Not clear what you mean by “pull out”, but yes, two rhetorical tools available to an essay writer are quotation and repetition. Rhetoric is the art of convincing or winning over a person to your side of an argument. So, whatever your thesis statement, if you can directly quote a line or even a whole passage from the book that illustrates your rhetorical point of view, do so. Example: Thesis: Hamlet contemplates suicide. Rhetorical quotation: “Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt…” In terms of repetition, the essayist can find a key phrase and repeat it every time a counter argument is presented. Example: Good fences make good neighbors. (Counter: It’s expensive to build a stone wall). Yes, but good fences make good neighbors. (Counter: But the stones roll off every Spring.) Yes, but good fences make good neighbors. Etc., etc.