RHETORIC Notes. Pre-AP To AP English. Rhetoric “ rhetor ” Greek persona of communicator.
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Pre-AP To AP English
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Question that is not answered by the writer, because the answer is obvious or is just yes or no. It is used for effect, or provocation, or for drawing a conclusionary statement from the facts at hand.
“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills.”
Repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Clear, contrasting relationship between 2 ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them, often in parallel structure.
Making something sound worse than it is
“going to the dentist is the worst thing ever”
Ex. Colgate toothpaste is dynamite.
Ex. Mary is a Queen.
Mood is a state of mind or emotion
Doubtfulness or uncertainty as regards to an interpretation.
Acknowledgement of personal flaws or flaws to a proposal; speaker centered.
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.
Ex. When the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won (Macbeth I.i.1).
Paradox reduced to 2 words, to show a strong relationship.
Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses. Also called parallel structure.
A style that omits conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses.
A style that employs many conjunctions (opposite of asyndeton)