Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers

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Prestwick House Inc, 2011 - English language - 225 pages
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"Help students shine on the written portion of any standardized test by teaching the skills they need to craft powerful, compelling arguments using rhetorical devices. Students will learn to accurately identify and evaluate the effectiveness of rhetorical devices in not only famous speeches, advertisements, political campaigns, and literature, but also in the blog, newspaper, and magazine entries they read in their daily lives. Students will then improve their own writing strategy, style, and organization by correctly and skillfully using the devices they have learned. Each device is illustrated with clear, real-life examples to promote proper usage and followed up with meaningful exercises to maximize understanding. Pointers are provided throughout this book to help your students develop a unique writing style, and cumulative exercises will help students retain what they have learned."--
 

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Contents

ParallelismChiasmus
106
AnadiplosisConduplicatio
115
Metabasis
125
Parenthesis
131
Apostrophe
140
Enumeratio
145
Antanagoge
149
Epithet
155

Rhetorical Question
30
Procatalepsis
32
Distinctio
37
Simile
41
Metaphor
52
Analogy
63
Allusion
72
Eponym
79
Sententia
87
Exemplum
94
Climax
101
AsyndetonPolysyndeton
164
Zeugma
169
SynecdocheMetonymy
174
Hyperbaton
180
Aporia
183
AnaphoraEpistropheSymploce
185
Amplification
190
Personification
194
Parataxis
197
Cumulative Exercises
200
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