If it’s to be

If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

— William H. Johnsen

The rhetorical device and/or Greek figure used is rhyme, where you duplicate a sound in words, or parts of words.

Also, from a persuasive stand point, it’s a self/others point of view.  It’s what some would call a locus of control, or an orientation metaprogram.  Click here for more on the self/others metaprogram.

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