What rhetorical device does the speaker use in this sentence from the speech? Before she entered the war Britain made every effort to avoid it; begged, supplicated, and entreated that there should be no conflict. climax simile antithesis metaphor
I believe that the rhetorical device used in this sentence is climax. Climax is a rhetorical device in which the speaker gradually uses words of stronger and stronger meanings, such as begged and supplicated here.