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attitude
the author's tone in writing
language
describes the characteristics of the overall use of language
details
facts included or omitted
rhetorical strategy
plan or method whereby an essay is developed to be effective
occasion
where or why an author has begun to write
audience
the author's intended reader or listener
voice
the stance the author takes in offering ideas (how he says what is said)
images
vivid appeals to understand through the sensed (word pictures)
diction
the work choices the author uses (effective selection)
syllogism
a rhetorical discourse using major and minor premises to prove a conclusion
tone
understand of the author's attitude toward the subject and audience
syntax
the way words are arranged in a sentence and how that affects meaning
process analysis
step-by-step explanations
exemplification
using examples to illustrate
exposition
writing that exposes ideas to readers through explaining and defining
rhetoric
the art of using language persuasively or effectively
enthymeme
writer gives primary premise and assumes reader will supply missing knowledge to achieve the conclusion