Do we HAVE to write about strategies? Can we just include devices in our thesis and have a body paragraph for each device? I’m still a bit confused about strategies.
Yes you can be device-specific. We are pushing you towards strategies because they open up doors to stronger analysis and therfore higher scores.
Here’s an example:
Device: King uses repetition.
Strategy: King empasizes that the time to act is now.
One way he does this is repetition, so you can analyze that still, but this method is beneficial because it 1.) Connects more clearly to his purpose. 2). allows you to connect a second device (such as word choice or a metaphor) to this strategy.