Rhetorical Shift: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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A rhetorical shift occurs when a speaker or writer alters _______ in a piece and is often accompanied by a shift in _______.

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1. Which of these terms represents in what manner or to what purpose language is used?

2. Which of these is NOT a rhetorical mode?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of a rhetorical shift. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and define different rhetorical modes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Definition of a rhetorical shift
  • Examples of a rhetorical mode
  • When rhetorical shifts can occur

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ACT prep lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rhetorical shifts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify clues to the presence of a rhetorical shift

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson titled Rhetorical Shift: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of rhetorical shift
  • Understand how rhetorical shifts are used
  • Differentiate rhetorical modes