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Petra Lange

on 3 September 2014

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Transcript of Rhetoric

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"So let rhetoric be defined as the faculty of discovering in any given case the available means of persuasion."
Arrangement (Organization)
Diction: word choice
Rhetorical Triangle (Aristotlean Triad)
Introducing Rhetoric
creating a
the way people produce texts to create and communicate meaning
what is being said?
Who is saying it?
Who is hearing it?
How does this visual metaphor represent rhetoric?
audience: to whom is the message intended?
message's exigence: what is the urgency or relevance? why write?
writer's purpose: where should the reader end up?
naming text's components based on
where they come from
in the composition: beginning, middle, end or introduction, body, conclusion, etc.
naming text's components according to
what role they play in assisting the writing to
accomplish a purpose with an audience
seeing how the part invite the audience to
participate in the construction of meaning
Syntax: sentence fluency
Imagery: language that appeals to the senses
Figurative Language: phrases not meant to be taken literally (hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification)
Tone: the writer's attitude toward his or her subject
Persona: the way you come across as a person to your writers
context: a sense of time, place , and situation
What would be a better visual metaphor for style?
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