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Random Writing Quote:

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

--Ray Bradbury

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Writers Toolbox

Tool: Amplification (Literary Device)

Amplification is a rhetorical device writers use to embellish a sentence or statement by adding further information. The objective is to increase readability and worth of the statement or sentence. They usually use it when a simple sentence is abrupt, and cannot convey the desired implications. Writers then use amplification to make structural additions, and give further meanings by describing and repeating a certain statement or idea. The purpose of this rhetorical device is to bring the readers’ attention to an idea, which they may miss otherwise.

Example:

Original sentence - The thesis paper was difficult.

After amplification - The thesis paper was difficult: it required extensive research, data collection, sample surveys, interviews and a lot of fieldwork.