Rhetorical Devices in A Jury of Her Peers

Rhetorical Devices Examples in A Jury of Her Peers:

A Jury of Her Peers 1

"Harry was Mrs. Hale's oldest boy..."   (A Jury of Her Peers)

Notice that when the narrator jumps in with this exposition it is in the same narrative style in which Mr. Hale recounts his experience. This rhetorical device keeps the audience engaged in the story while providing the opportunity for the narrator to fill them in on the events that happened before the tale began. This narrative technique also makes it unclear whether or not the narrator is summarizing Mr. Hale’s speech with this aside. Since all of these things that would have been unnecessary or known to the characters in the scene, this speech would make Mr. Hale seem more ridiculous.