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AP rhetoric quiz
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the reason something happens and the result of it happening
a pattern of writing or speaking which is characterized by division, which is the process of breaking a whole into parts, and classification, which is the often subsequent process of sorting individual items into categories
a method of presenting similarities and differences between or among at least two persons, places, things, ideas, etc.
may be organized by:
Subject by subject
Point by point
a method of informing that explains something by identifying its meaning
a spoken or written summary of observations
a pattern of writing or speaking which is characterized by using one or more particular cases, or examples, to illustrate or explain a general point or an abstract concept
the telling of a story in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama; one of the four modes of discourse
a method of paragraph or essay development by which a writer explains step by step how something is done or how to do something
the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural
a rhetorical figure involving the deliberate omission of conjunctions to create a concise, terse, and often memorable statement. Examples: "Veni, Vidi, Vici" ("I
came, I saw, I conquered"); "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!"
a single word or short phrase, usually interrupting normal syntax, used to lend emphasis to the words immediately proximate to the expletive
deliberately expresses an idea as less important than it actually is either for ironic emphasis or for politeness and tact
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