Mary Rowlandson. Rhetorical Techniques, Style and Devices. Characterizing a Writer’s Diction. When we characterize a writer’s diction, we must describe the words he/she uses That means analyzing them by part of speech What types of verbs are used? What types of adjectives are used?
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Rhetorical Techniques, Style and Devices
When we characterize a writer’s diction, we must describe the words he/she uses
That means analyzing them by part of speech
What types of verbs are used?
What types of adjectives are used?
What types of nouns are used?
Not the order in which the words are combined.
Syntax is the pattern and order of words within sentences.
In the spring, breezes and showers send seeds from the flowers to the earth.
Breezes and showers send seeds to the earth from flowers in the spring.
Based upon your reading of the text, what is Rowlandson’s rhetorical purpose?
Who is her intended audience?
Identify three rhetorical devices or techniques that Rowlandson employs. Give two examples from the text for each.
Is Rowlandson successful in achieving her rhetorical end?
Characterize and account for her diction in a well developed paragraph.