Ch 3: Analyzing Rhetoric in Writing

About This Chapter

Understanding how to analyze rhetoric in writing is simple with help from this informative and expertly written chapter. We've included short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes here to help you finish your homework or get ready for an important test.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Analyzing Rhetoric in Writing
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What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

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.

Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

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.

The Application of Modern Rhetorical Principles

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.

Rhetorical Shift: Definition & Examples

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.

Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

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.

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