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Inspiration Engagement Pieces 2020-12-02 00:00

How Taylor Swift Uses Rhetorical Devices

taylor swift on stage, pointing into crowd

“I write songs that are like diary entries. I have to do it to feel sane.”

Many of us write just to get it all out—and Taylor Swift is no exception. But what takes a piece of writing from diary entry to award-winning song writing? Literary devices, of course! Her work is so full of amazing gems, you could do a full rhetorical analysis on it.

In the thread below, Twitter user @chrtucci takes us through the many well-known and lesser-known writing techniques (like assonance buried in the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s greatest hits. We loved diving deeper into them and thought you would too. Enjoy!


Full credit to @chrtucci for this fantastic thread.


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