What is the main rhetorical device used in "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin?

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The main rhetorical or persuasive device Le Guin uses in "The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas" is pathos, or an appeal to emotion.

Le Guin would like us as readers to have an emotional response of dislike and revulsion to the idea of Omelas, a city based on the ideal of "the greatest good for the greatest number."

Imagery is the best rhetorical strategy to use for eliciting an emotional response. Imagery is description using the five senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. We tend to react to details we can specifically see, hear, smell, and feel.

Le Guin first describes the beauty of Omelas, drawing us in to perceive this land as a lovely place, such as in the...

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