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The Rhetorical Web

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Published on August 25, 2008

Author: CSchnCam

Source: slideshare.net

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The Tools You Need to Break It Down

 

The situation (or problem) that creates a need or urgency for a rhetorical response If the text is the effect, the exigency is the cause

The situation (or problem) that creates a need or urgency for a rhetorical response

If the text is the effect, the exigency is the cause

 

The aims that a person has or the end he or she expects to fulfill with the text The intention

The aims that a person has or the end he or she expects to fulfill with the text

The intention

 

Those who will hear or read the text More important than you might think

Those who will hear or read the text

More important than you might think

 

Argumentative Appeals

Argumentative Appeals

 

Logos Appeal to reason Using logical content to convince the audience

Logos

Appeal to reason

Using logical content to convince the audience

Pathos Appeal to emotion Using emotional content to convince the audience

Pathos

Appeal to emotion

Using emotional content to convince the audience

Ethos Personal appeal of one’s character Credibility

Ethos

Personal appeal of one’s character

Credibility

 

 

Variety of structures used in essays Organization and structure can be part of the rhetorical strategy.

Variety of structures used in essays

Organization and structure can be part of the rhetorical strategy.

The nitty gritty

The nitty gritty

The author’s word choices Examples of types of diction: Formal or informal Ornate or plain Word choice is directly linked with an author’s purpose

The author’s word choices

Examples of types of diction:

Formal or informal

Ornate or plain

Word choice is directly linked with an author’s purpose

The deliberate sentence structure the author chooses to make his or her point Consider… Sentence length Number of sentences Sentence beginnings And more

The deliberate sentence structure the author chooses to make his or her point

Consider…

Sentence length

Number of sentences

Sentence beginnings

And more

The sensory details used to describe, arouse emotions, or represent abstractions 5 senses Visual Auditory Tactile Gustatory Olfactory One image can represent more than one thing.

The sensory details used to describe, arouse emotions, or represent abstractions

5 senses

Visual

Auditory

Tactile

Gustatory

Olfactory

One image can represent more than one thing.

Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid Examples: Metaphors and similes Symbolism Personification Hyperbole

Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid

Examples:

Metaphors and similes

Symbolism

Personification

Hyperbole

The author’s implied attitude toward his subject and his audience Examples of tone: Playful Sarcastic Somber Tone is created through diction and syntax

The author’s implied attitude toward his subject and his audience

Examples of tone:

Playful

Sarcastic

Somber

Tone is created through diction and syntax

 

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