What rhetorical devices (words, phrases, etc.) does Jefferson use in the Declaration of Independence?

Rhetorical devices that Jefferson uses in the Declaration of Independence include imagery, metaphor, chiasmus, and repetition.

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Thomas Jefferson uses a number of rhetorical devices with the purpose of embellishing his writing of the Declaration of Independence and to emphasize its points. At times he employs metaphorical imagery, such as in "They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity." Instead of saying that Parliament has simply ignored the pleas of the colonists, he uses the metaphor of deafness as emphasis. Even by saying that it is the time that the colonies "dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another," Jefferson is employing a subtle metaphor by implying that they are connected to Great Britain in a manner similar to being chained.

One flowery bit of language that Jefferson is fond of is mirroring. Consider "Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury." Here the word repeated is itself repeated and paints a contrast between Parliament and the colonists by showing that one side tried to address their grievances in a civilized and peaceful way...

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