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I noticed a lot of people have high standards of English, so I ask someone to please tell me what kind of rhetorical device this might be?
"Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately."
Last edited by Iceiphoenix; August 12, 2013 at 05:26 AM.
establishes a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them, often in parallel structure. Human beings are inveterate systematizers and categorizers, so the mind has a natural love for antithesis, which creates a definite and systematic relationship between ideas:
Our lives no longer belong to us alone = first idea
they belong to all those who need us desperately = second idea
juxtaposing those two ideas they create a idea of confrontation...
The right of semicolon follows with a statement of who in fact "our lives" belong to after "something."
I find it funny how it states that "our lives NO LONGER belong to us," when there is no statement of what event could trigger this change...
I seem to be rambling. Please stop me if I am!