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Rhetorical terms and vocab from I Have a Dream
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A persuasive appeal in which 1. a person's conscience is appealed to 2. the author or speaker establishes his trustworthiness or credibility. Also known as an ethical appeal.
A persuasive appeal that seeks to persuade by creating an emotion in the reader or listener. Also known as emotional appeal.
A persuasive appeal that seeks to persuade by creating a logical argument. Often will use facts, statistics, and/or research findings. Also known as logical appeal.
Appeal-Pathos; Rhetorical Device-Imagery
The trainers would sink the sharp metal hook into the elephants skin and twist it back and forth until they screamed in pain.
With only about 100 USDA inspectors and nearly 10,000 facilities, many animal exhibitors are rarely subject to inspection.
Appeal-Ethos; Rhetorical Device-Allusion
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we now stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
A rhetorical device which refers to something or someone familiar to those in a particular culture. For example: 1. Bob has the strength of a Hercules 2. She is so ugly that I turned to stone as soon as I looked at her (allusion to Medusa)
A rhetorical device that uses exaggeration to make a persuasive point. For example, if you want to convince your friend you are in a lot of trouble, you could say, "my parents are going to kill me!"
A rhetorical device that uses words that have the same grammatical endings, or sentences with the same phrase structure, to emphasize a point. For example: The elephants were urinating, defecating, and trumpeting in fear at the sound of their trainer's voices. Another example: I will go to school; I will do my homework, and I will pass this class!
A rhetorical device in which you ask a question to make a persuasive point. For example, if you are in trouble, your parents may ask you, "Who do you think you are?!" Another example: If your Dad is about to step out of the house wearing something embarrassing, you could let him know by saying, "Are you actually going to wear that?!"
A rhetorical device in which an image is used to compare unlike things. For example, Dr. King let everyone know how painful injustice is when he said, "We are seared in the flames of withering injustice," comparing the pain of injustice to the pain of being burned alive.
A rhetorical device in which sensory images are used to describe something. For example: "..."sink the sharp metal hook into the animal's flesh and twist it back and forth..." (A metaphor is a special type of imagery that compares).
A rhetorical device in which words that pack a strong emotional punch are used. For example, you could say the animal was "slaughtered" rather than the animal was "killed". Slaughter is a stronger word.
Having the ability to restore someone
The separation of groups of people based on an inherent quality (quality you are born with), such as race.
A great hardship
To waste away
Cannot be separated
Drying up and dying
Will power; Will not be stopped
To cruelly hold a person or a group down
Extremely large; colossal; huge
Making something have no value or no power
Empty of life
Lacking what is needed; not good enough
To believe someone or something is capable of less than what they are truly capable of
Official or legal
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