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    David Hacker Mrs. Sanford English 11AP 10 February 2016 Rhetorical Terms 14-26 Metonymy Definition: A word that represents or conveys the idea of another thing Example #1: The blue collar workers labored day and night in construction of the new road. Example #2: California made the decision to pass a right to die law in September of 2015. Effect: Metonymy is often seen in colloquialism because the speaker or writer can assume that the reader draws inherent parallels between the word and what it stands

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    Questions on Rhetoric and Style: 1. Describe the tone Thoreau establishes in paragraph 2. How does it contribute to the rhetorical effect of the paragraph?     In paragraph two, Thoreau uses a depressing, problematic and facetious tone to get his message across. Thoreau explains how he is strongly against the United States government, and also points out problems of the government. Thoreau uses depressing diction when describing the problems of the government in order to make people feel hatred toward

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    these marketing tactics everyday to convince people just like you to buy their product. In The Onion’s press release, the author demonstrates the use of the rhetorical triangle, bold diction and syntax, and vivid imagery to explain how Americans fall for marketing tactics companies use. First, the author utilizes strategies from the rhetorical triangle to create a stronger argument about how the company MagnaSoles convinces customers to buy their product using scientific research. The text includes

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    The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar Assessment Essay Many authors, public speakers, and debaters use a number of rhetorical techniques to persuade the audience. One famous author who utilized these techniques was Shakespeare in his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The main character, Julius Caesar, was seen as a threat to Rome and killed by a group of conspirators. This upsets Caesars good friend, Mark Antony, and he decides to speaks to the citizens of Rome about it at his funeral. One of the conspirators

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    these marketing tactics everyday to convince people just like you to buy their product. In The Onion’s press release, the author demonstrates the cohesive rhetorical triangle, bold diction and syntax, and vivid imagery to explain how Americans fall for marketing tactics companies use. First, the author utilizes strategies from the rhetorical triangle to create a stronger argument about how the company of MagnaSoles convinces customers to buy this product using scientific research. The text includes

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    Rhetorical strategies are a great way for an author to get their tone and what they want to share to their reader. In Barbara Jordan’s Becoming Educated she uses rhetorical strategies to do just that. Jordan uses repetition and diction to increase her effectiveness of her message. She does so that the reader can also relate to what she is going through. By using repletion and diction she weaves these rhetorical devices throughout her experience to increase its effectiveness to convey her voice and

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    interested in seeking independence from their motherland Britain, look abroad in hopes of finding moral and political reasons to justify revolution. In the pamphlet, Common Sense, Frenchman Thomas Paine conveys such reasons using rhetorical elements such as figurative language, rhetorical questions, and assertions in order to enhance the morale of the colonists and support the Americans in their revolution against Britain. Proving that the liberties of the common people are something worth fighting for, Paine

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    Blackfish Rhetorical Device Analysis Blackfish is a documentary centered around the treatment of killer whales held in captivity, most notably that of Tilikum, an orca that was held by SeaWorld at its facility in Orlando, Florida. The documentary begins in 1983 with the capture of Tilikum and sheds light on the deaths involved with the infamous killer whale. Moreover, it features interviews with former SeaWorld employees who interacted with Tilikum and witnesses who were present for some of Tilikum’s

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    A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Perils of Indifference” Distinguished Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, in his speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, discusses the effects indifference has on one’s humanity in both? societal and individual terms. Wiesel’s purpose is to illustrate the plight of those who suffer because of indifference and to appeal to the audience's consciences. He adopts a sympathetic, haunting, and accusatory tone in order to convey to audiences that society had not

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    stop and think about their actions. Therefore, doesn’t it make sense that Golding would write a novel arguing his point of the inherent evil of man? I think that Golding displays a pessimistic tone throughout his book. ‘Tone’ is defined as the rhetorical device meant by the author to portray his/her mood or perspective. A passage that I believe expresses this device particularly well would be: “He [Ralph] found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation

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