Rhetorical Strategy Of Sentence Structure

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The second rhetorical strategy I will be talking about in this paragraph is that of Sentence Structure. Sentence Structure is the plainly, the order of your word in the sentence. The order that you select will have an impact on what is emphasized and what is minimized. Not only does the structure matter, but the length of the sentence can also have an effect on what is emphasized as well. Generally the longer the sentence, the greater the chance to bury a detail that you do not wish to highlight. Word Choice ties in great with Sentence Structure. Where you place your word choice will emphasize or minimize what you want the reader to see. One such example from my positive paragraph is “Young scholars situated in front of advanced computational …show more content…
This is done, due to the fact that when most people are studying, it is not being done because it is easy to do. It is being done because it requires effort. With this method the sentence is designed to make the reader not really notice much of the difficulties the students may, or may not, be having. If I had chosen to write the sentence like this, “The Young Scholars exchanged looks with one another, indicating the nature of their studies as they sat in front of advanced computational machines.” One can see the minimized effect of the computer equipment. This would be the reason I chose to organize my sentence as such. This can also be applied to negative sentences. The following is from my negative paragraph. “Through the window, the branches of overgrown tress become visible briefly as they block the harsh glare.” When we look at this sentence we notice that it doesn’t begin to …show more content…
When analyzed, the structure of this sentence starts out with a mild negative when referencing “over grown tree”, however it quickly becomes extremely negative when the trees “briefly as they block the harsh glare.” This practically states that for only small moments there is an almost constant glare in the room. The emphasis on such a negative towards the end of the sentence had really placed a heavy negative feel to the sentence. This is all due to the structure that was intentionally chosen. As opposed to using, “The harsh glare was blocked briefly by the branches of over grown trees, through the windows.” When used in this method, most of the negative connotations end up buried in the middle of the sentence resulting in a very poor negative description of the scene. The emphasis is no longer the “harsh glare” when used in this method, but rather the trees on the other side of the windows. This created a rather neutral angle of vision. When used properly, sentence structure can result in an angle of vision that is advantageous to the writer. The placement of your words is critical to the success or the failure of your

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