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Copy of Rhetorical Modes

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Rhetorical Modes Definition This flexible term describes the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of writing. Sometimes referred to as modes of discourse, there are five common modes. Exposition Explains and analyzes information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.
There are eight forms of expository writing... Argumentation proves the validity of an idea, or point of view.
This is done by presenting sound reasoning, thoughtful discussion, and insightful argument Description On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle--a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend. The clown's short yellow hair, made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes. The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows. It has cherry-red cheeks, nose, and lips, and its broad grin disappears into the wide, white ruffle around its neck. Forms of Expository Writing Problem and solution: lists a problem and one or more solutions to it. Narration Frequently uses figurative language (metaphor, symbolism, alliteration). Question MATCH!
A: exposition
B: argumentation
C: Descriptive
D: Narration
1.) re-creates, invents, or visually presents
2.) has eight main forms
3.) proves the validity of an idea, or point of view
4.) tells a story about an event or series of events Works Cited "Expository Writing." Stanford University. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. <http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html>.
"Narrative Essay Examples." Narrative Essay Examples. Web. 12 Nov. 2011. <http://examples.yourdictionary.com/narrative-essay-examples.html>.
Swovelin, Barbara V. Cliffs AP English Language and Composition. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006. Print. Circumlocution: depicts a pattern when the speaker discusses a topic and diverts to a related but different topic. Narrative Interspersion: the speaker or writer intersperses a narrative within the expository text for specific purposes, including to clarify, or elaborate Recursion: when the speaker discusses a topic, then restates it using different words or symbolism Description: author describe a topic by listing characteristics, features, or examples. Sequence: author lists events in chronological order Comparison: author compares two or more things Cause and effect: author lists one or more causes and then their effects Re-creates, invents, or visually presents a person, place, event, or action so that the reader can picture that being described. An author sometimes evokes all five senses in description; good descriptive writing can be sensuous and picturesque. This writing can be straightforward and objective or highly emotional or subjective Example: What kinds of senses are evoked in this paragraph? Tells a story or narrates an event or series of events. Focus on the plot, which uses enough details to build a topic.
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