rhetorical analysis strategies
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when a writer tries to persuade their audience by appealing to heir values and moral like justice and freedom, for example
appeal to authority
quoting from the source that is known to be knowledgeable or an expert
the opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in the balanced phrases or clauses. For example, "She was boisterous, I was reserved"
the use of a conjunction between each word, phrase, or clause and the opposite of asyndeton. Using it produces the feeling of deliberate piling up and multiplicity
a sentence strategy in which the arrangement of ideas in the second clause is a reversal of the first
A literary technique that relies on the use of the same syntactical structures
repetition is the reiteration of a work or phrases for emphasis
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines
the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
is a question that is asked for the sake of argument or of persuasive effect, rather than as a genuine request for information, the speaker implying that the answer is too obvious to require a reply.
a particular breach of sense in a sentence. It occurs when a word is used with two adjacent words in the same construction, but only makes literal sense with one of them.
tone which can also be called attitude, is the way the author presents a subject. An authors tone can be serious, etc
an umbrella term for all uses of language that you imply an imaginative comparison.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
asks a reader to think about the correspondence between two things that are essentially different.
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
something that stands for something else
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts.
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
a mild or pleasant sounding expression that substitutes for a harsh, indelicate, or simply less pleasant idea
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