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15 Cards in this Set

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the writer refers to why something happens and its consequence to illustrate an idea
the writer refers to the whole and then analyzes the parts to illustrate an idea
the writer refers to the whole and then analyzes the parts to illustrate an idea
the writer refers to the differences and similarities of a subject to illustrate an idea
the writer refers to the denotative or connotative meaning of a word to illustrate an idea
the writer refers to a sample, detail, perso, typical event in an effort to illustrate an idea
the writer tells or retells a sequence of events within a particular time frame to illustrate an idea
Process Analysis
the writer describes how to perform a task or explains how something works by breaking it down into chronologically ordered steps that lead to the goal to illustrate an idea
the writer addresses an issue, dilemma, or difficulty and seeks to resolve, answer, or unravel it
the writer recreates a person, place, thing, or idea in ways that appeal to the senses to illustrate an idea
the writer expresses their own assertion, qualifies or opposes another's point of view, or convinces an audience to alter its own stand on an issue
Rhetorical Devices
writing tools and mechanisms that an author uses to develop a specific strategy
Figurative Language
the body of devices that enables the writer to operate on levels other than the literal one
Rhetorical Techniques
HOW the writer uses the above devices, when, where, how often
Rhetorical Technique Examples
Diction, Syntax, Tone and Attitude, Organization