Which of the important words in the passage are general and abstract?
What is the order of the parts of the sentence?
What is the connotation of these words?
How does the sentence connect its words, phrases and clauses?
Why does this author use one long sentence?
What are the sentences like?
He was educated at Oxford.
Strong parallelism is great to have in a speech.
They evoke a sense of pride and wonderment that makes the audience enthralled with his rhetorical devices.
They draw a connection between him and the "old days" so the listener feels that he isone of many strong leaders that came before him.
Zeugma-- A rhetorical term for the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words although its use may be grammatically or logically correct with only one.
Metonymy-- using a part to represent the whole
Rhetorical question- asking a question that you do not expect an answer to
Asyndeton-- leaving out the conjunctions
Allusion--reference to something famous
Metaphor--A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common.
Metonymy--A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty").
Antithesis--the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in balanced phrases.
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases.
Old-fashioned or outdated choice of words.
A group of words that exhorts, advises, calls to action
The omission of conjunctions between phrases
The reader would read slowly, pausing with each conjunction.
The reader would feel a sense of urgency from rushing through a lot of information without a pause
The reader would feel the "weight" of successive phrases "piled" one on top of another.
Both B and C are correct
Classification and division
Comparison and contrast
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Your Thesis I Strategies
Author's Position I Rhetorical Strategies
Rhetorical Strategies I Author's Position
Tropes I Diction
Rhetorical Strategies I Syntax
Like a wet noodle--make them wonder if you know how to conclude.
Like a gymnast-- even if you falter in the body of the essay, leave them with a good impression.
Like a rockstar-- make it all glam and glitz-- they might think you know what you are talking about under all of that high-level vocabulary.
Like a simile--make it a simile that compares two things using "like" or "as" every time.
A great title-- maybe even a pun!
A strong first body paragraph with the opposing point of view
Well-integrated quotes that support your argument
Consideration of opposing views and a counterargument
Strong diction and syntax
Not an Independent Clause
Not an Independent clause
The article says that the penny is "a historical tradition."
The penny is a "historical tradition" that we should honor.
"The copper coin is a historical tradition." This shows that the penny is something that we should honor.
The penny, according to the article, is a "historical tradition."