The Application and Effect of Rhetoric in English Lyrical Songs

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Abstract

Rhetorical device is a peculiar skill in each language, which reflects the characteristics of culture involved. Rhetoric is widely used in speeches, advertisements, poetries and English lyrical songs. This article focuses on the application and effect of rhetoric in English lyrical songs, in which I find simile, metaphor, alliteration, rhyme, personification, hyperbole, synaesthesia, transferred epithet and repetition made the best use. They convey the singers’ mood, feelings and emotion, and also make the language lucid, lively and easy to sing, read and remember. English lyrical songs are becoming more and more popular among people. The more you know about the Application and effect of Rhetoric in English lyrical songs, the better you understand them.

Keywords: rhetoric, rhetorical devices, application, effect, lyrical songs

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