About This Chapter
Analyzing Rhetoric in Writing - Chapter Summary
In this concise chapter, you'll learn how to analyze rhetoric in writing. Short video lessons outline topics such as rhetoric devices, rhetorical modes of writing and how modern rhetorical principles are applied. Before moving on to the next lesson or chapter, take the self-assessment quiz and chapter test to ensure that you're ready. Help is just a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you have any questions as you work through these resources. We've made this chapter mobile friendly and accessible to you 24 hours a day for your convenience. Once you finish these lessons, you should be able to:
- Define rhetoric with examples
- Provide examples of rhetorical modes of writing
- Understand how modern rhetorical principles are applied
- Explain rhetorical shift with examples
- Evaluate rhetorical devices in writing
1. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples
If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.
2. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples
If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.
3. The Application of Modern Rhetorical Principles
Would you like to craft a persuasive, motivational piece of writing, or speech? This lesson aims to inform about the principles of rhetoric and how they can be applied in composition. We will provide a brief overview of classical and modern rhetoric and learn how the principles of the former can be applied to the latter.
4. Rhetorical Shift: Definition & Examples
Just like shifting sands in a desert, a rhetorical shift can be hard to detect. In this lesson, you'll uncover just how these stylistic variations work and even get to pick out some examples from a very famous speech.
5. Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing
In this lesson, we will study a variety of rhetorical devices that commonly appear in written texts. We will look at rhetoric on the level of sounds, words, sentences, and figures of speech.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the English 204: English Composition I course
- Academic, Professional & Formal Writing
- Genre, Voice & Writing Style
- Selecting & Evaluating Academic Sources for Research Papers
- Using Sources in Writing
- Stages of the Writing Process
- Writing Introduction Paragraphs
- Writing Body Paragraphs
- Writing Effective Conclusions
- Revising & Editing Academic Writing
- Paragraph & Sentence Structure
- Parts of Speech & Identifying Usage Errors in Sentences
- Spelling & Punctuation
- Preparing & Delivering Oral Presentations
- Creating PowerPoint Presentations
- Creating Photo Essays