Randy Harvey Toastmasters winning speech-writing technique: SCREAM
2004 World Champion of Public Speaking, Randy Harvey, mentored Ryan Avery right up to his 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking win!
Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective, usually “like”, “as”, “than”, or a verb such as “resembles”.
Contrast: describing the difference(s) between two or more entities.
Rhyme: A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems and songs.
Echo (call-back): A reference that recalls a word, phrase, or sound in another text.
Alliteration: The repetition of sounds in nearby words, most often involving the initial consonants of words (and sometimes the internal consonants in stressed syllables). (EG: lazy languid Line).
Metaphor: A figure of speech that relies on a likeness or analogy between two things to equate them and thus suggest a relationship between them. For example, in “A Far Cry from Africa” (1962) Derek Walcott portrays the continent as an animal, with a “tawny pelt” and “bloodstreams.”
One of the most prominent examples of a metaphor in English literature is Shakespeare: “All the world’s a stage.” (This quote is a metaphor because the world is not literally a stage.)