Persuasive Devices Teaching Resources

Persuasive devices are vital to understand and use when writing persuasively. Some examples of persuasive devices are alliteration, rhetorical questions, exaggeration, statistics, emotive language, modality, repetition, facts, opinion, the rule of 3 and using personal pronouns. Use this collection of persuasive devices teaching resources when learning about each device and how to use it correctly. Resources available include lesson plans, vocabulary word walls, worksheets, posters and PowerPoint presentations.

What Are Persuasive Devices?

Persuasive devices are language techniques that, when used strategically and appropriately throughout a piece of writing, work to sway the reader to a particular point of view. Persuasive devices are used to:
  • create a bond between the author and the reader or listener
  • reinforce and emphasise the author’s viewpoint
  • appeal to the emotions of the reader or listener
  • make the author seem knowledgeable, reliable and correct
  • make other views seem foolish, dangerous and wrong.
There’s no doubt that these persuasive tools are integral to producing a strong piece of writing. One which convinces others to agree with the writer’s opinion.
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