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Ch 26: MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to prepare for rhetoric questions that may be found on the MTEL English exam. The chapter contains interactive resources, such as video lessons and self-assessment quizzes.

MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric - Chapter Summary

Looking through the lessons in this chapter helps you refresh your memories of the different rhetoric principles and devices used in literature. The engaging video and text lessons are designed to help you prepare for the MTEL English exam by reviewing topics such as:

  • Rhetoric examples
  • Rhetorical modes of writing
  • Examples of rhetorical devices
  • Rhetorical shifts
  • Rhetorical triangles
  • Application of modern rhetorical principles
  • Paralanguage

Fully comprehend rhetoric-related princilples like never before by using the video lessons. Featuring an engaging format, the lessons have video tags that let you quickly scroll through different sections. After finishing the chapter, go back through the self-assessment quizzes to see how much you comprehended; this helps you know if you are truly ready for the MTEL English exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric
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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.

Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

3. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.

Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

4. 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.

Rhetorical Shift: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Rhetorical Triangle: Definition & Example

6. Rhetorical Triangle: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we will explore the persuasive appeals of the rhetorical triangle, including logos, pathos, and ethos. Learn how these three parts of communication work together in an argument.

Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

7. Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

Are you making a persuasive speech or writing a persuasive essay? Or are you a consumer who reads ads? If so, this lesson will help you understand different techniques used to influence an audience.

The Application of Modern Rhetorical Principles

8. 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.

Paralanguage: Definition & Examples

9. Paralanguage: Definition & Examples

You may never have realized it, but you 'speak' paralanguage every day! Come learn more about this method of communication you already know so well and see some examples of how we use it all the time.

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