Rhetorical Strategies. If Rhetoric = and Strategy = Then Rhetorical Strategy =. Effective or skillful use of language. A careful plan or method. The careful planning of language to achieve a desired effect on the audience (e.g. convince, persuade, create emotion). The Big Three.
If Rhetoric =
and Strategy =
Then Rhetorical Strategy =
Effective or skillful use of language
A careful plan or method
The careful planning of language to achieve a desired effect on the audience (e.g. convince, persuade, create emotion)
Formal Diction: Informal Diction:
“These are people with whom I’ve “She’s like, my best friend
formed a strong genial bond.” ever.”
The clock struck eight. She As the clock struck eight she waited. Nobody came. gazed longingly at the door, but nobody came.
Humorous tone: Passionate tone: Disinterested Tone:
“This is boring.”
“But they’ll never take our freedom!”
We live in a world of love and of hate.
She’s as crazy as Britney Spears. I am no Judas.
We will continue to fight for peace.
Jumbo shrimphonest lawyer (note: this is a joke)
"Let every nation know, whether
it wishes us well or ill, that we
shall pay any price, bear any
burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose
any foe to assure the survival
and the success of liberty.“
- John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
“It isn't very serious. I have
this tiny little tumor on the brain.”
- J.D. Salinger,
The Catcher in the Rye
“OMG! The sky is so blue and
I am so happy. Today is such
a great day! It just makes me
want to jump up and down and
throw my hands in the air!
- Random Effusive
"Since we have come so far, whom shall be rash enough to set limits on our future progress? Who shall say that since we have gone so far, we can go no farther? Who shall say that the American dream is ended? For myself, I believe that all we have done upon this continent is but a prelude to a future in which we shall become not only a bigger people but also a wiser people, a better people, an even greater people."
- Adlai Stevenson (Politician)
1953 Stump Speech
Why are you so stupid?Are you trying to fail this class?
Simile: “You’re as cold as ice…” Metaphor: “No man is an island.”
- Foreigner (song) - John Donne
Epigraph to Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer:
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
“Step forward, Tin Man. You dare to
Come to me for a heart do you? You
clinking, clanking, clattering collection
of caliginous junk… And you,
Scarecrow, have the effrontery to ask
for a brain! You billowing bale of
- delivered by the "Wizard of Oz"
from the movie The Wizard of Oz
“You act like a teenager, so why don’t you get a curfew?!?”
- Insolent teenager to her mother
I really love homework. There’s nothing
I would rather do than stay up until 2 in
the morning finishing Calculus work.
- Sarcastic statement attributable to many Calculus students
“I came, I saw, I conquered.” “We shall pay any price, bear any - Julius Caesarburden, meet any hardship, support any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
- John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
"The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.“
- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
(delivered by Jeff Daniels)
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
– Neil Armstrong,
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Speech
“Inception was the best movie of the summer due to its dazzling special effects, intellectual screenplay, and its tour de force performances.”
- Any intelligent movie critic giving Inception its much deserved praise
“Oh you cruel streets of Manhattan! How I detest you!”
“So the AP student that never did his homework learned in the end that procrastination is the route to failure.”
- AP teacher didactically instructing his students in the pitfalls of procrastination
One should eat to live
not live to eat.
You can weatherchange, but
you can’t change the weather.
“Ask not what your country can do for you –
ask what you can do for your country.”
- JFK, Inaugural Address
I’ll get through this.
“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in
France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence and
growing strength in the air, we shall defend our
Island, whatever the cost may be, 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 on the hills; we shall never
- Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)
Speech to the House of Commons
June 4, 1940
“If women are healthy and educated, theirfamilies will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work…their families will flourish.”
- Hillary Clinton
“Women’s Rights are Human Rights” September 5, 1995
My life is such a trial. I feel as if
there are dark clouds obscuring
- Emo teenager’s
"Oh, my piglets, we are the origins of
war -- not history's forces, nor the times,
nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes,
nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of
government -- nor any other thing. We
are the killers."
- delivered by Katherine Hepburn
(from the movie The Lion in Winter)
Loose sentence: Periodic Sentence:
The child ran, frenzied and Looking as if she were being
ignoring all hazards, as if being chased by demons, ignoring all
chased by demons. hazards, the child ran.
“Of course you don’t know what love is, you’re just a teenager.”
- Patronizing parent
Skinny vs. Slender Thrifty vs. Cheap
They’re not bad dancers. They’re no ordinary family.
You really should read
War and Peace; it’s
vital to your edification.
Most Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” isn’t ironic…
at the gym?
The thief took my wallet “He carried a strobe light and the
and the 5th avenue bus. responsibility for the lives of his men.“
- Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried
I so need to have an iPhone. It’s not
even worth it to have any other phone.
Anybody who’s worth texting has an
I remember the golden days of my youth, enjoying cotton candy at the state fair with my family…
During the 1957 World Series, Yankees
catcher Yogi Berra noticed that Hank Aaron grasped the bat the wrong way. “Turn it
around,” he said, “so you can see the
trademark.” But Hank kept his eye on the
pitcher’s mound: “Didn’t come up here to
read. Came here to hit.”
- Little Brown Book of Anecdotes
I can’t believe you liked Scott
Pilgrim vs. the World. Only
immature 10 year old gamers
would like that movie.
- Disdainful critic
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