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Rhetoric Strategies

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Repetition
Using the same words frequently to reinforce concepts and unify speech.
Parallelism
Repeating a grammatical structure or an arrangement of words to create rhythm and momentum.
Analogy
A comparison of two unlike things. It's a simile or metaphor that you may or may not elaborate on.
Restatement
Expressing the same idea in different words to clarify and stress key points.
Reframe
The regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song. Referring to such evocative pros can help associate an argument with the feelings we already for these poems and songs.
Rhetorical Questions
Questions that do not require an answer.
Anticipating of Counter-Arguments
Can prevent opposing ideas from gaining traction with one's audience.
Peer Pressure
Can be used to convince us hat if everyone else is thinking a certain way, we should think that way too.
Humor
It can be used to "win you over," to make you like the writer or speaker and, therefore, his or her ideas.
Emotional Words
Powerful adjectives that lead people to recognize that ideas expressed are important to the writer.
Formal Words
Lead audience to believe something is ethnically or legally important.
Rhetoric
The art or study of effective language.
Effective Language
Language doing something, having some effect, having impact.