Essays and Rhetorical Devices?

Essays and Rhetorical Devices?
I am in an AP c;***, and I have to write and essay about a passage, especially the rhetorical devices the author uses, for my semester exam.

How would one go about this feat?

first while you’re reading your passage, underline all the rhetorical devices you see like irony, diction, syntax, metaphor…(it would help if you studied the terms too)
make sure you read what the question asks of you-its usually like “how does the author use rhetorical devices to contribute to his composition on _____”
so first do an analysis of the passage and try connecting the rhetorical devices you found with it.
lol sorry if this explanation sucked. but its hard to describe. just read some example passages and responses and you’ll get the gist of it.