Rhetorical Terms

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Rhetorical Terms
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  1. credible
    worthy of belief; trustworthy.
  2. concession 
    a reluctant acknowledgement or yielding.
  3. counterargument 
    a challenge to a position; an opposing argument.
  4. refute
    – to discredit an argument; particularly a counterargument.
  5. source 
    a book, article, person, or other resource consulted for information.
  6. trope
    artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure of speech.
  7. inference 
    • derived by reasoning; concluded or judged from premises or evidence.
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  8. prediction
    • -to declare or tell in advance; prophecy; foretell.
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  9. summarize 
    • concisely stating the main points.
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  10. evaluate
    • – to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of.
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  11. bias- 
    • prejudice or predisposition toward one side of a subject or issue.
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  12. theme
    the central idea in a work to which all parts of the work refer.
  13. dialectical journal
    • a double-column journal in which one writes a quotation in one column and reflections on that quotation in the other column.
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  14. alliteratio
    the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of consecutive words or syllables.
  15. fact
    - information that is true or demonstrable.
  16. synthesize
    • combining or bringing together two or more elements to produce something more complex.
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  17. speaker
    a term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose perspective is being advanced in a speech or piece of writing.
  18. attitude- 
    the speaker’s position on a subject as revealed through his or her tone.
  19. persona
    the speaker, voice, or character assumed by the author of a piece of writing.
  20. anaphora- 
    the repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses.
  21. juxtapose
    • placement of two things side by side for emphasis.
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  22. antithesis
    • parallel structure that juxtapose contrasting ideas.
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  23. annotation- 
    explanatory or critical notes added to a text.
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    documentation
    bibliographic information about the sources used in a piece of writing.
  25. occasion
    • an aspect of context; the cause or reason for writing
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  26. satire-
    • an ironic, sarcastic, or witty composition that claims to argue for something, but actually argues against it.
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  27. parody-
    a piece that imitates and exaggerates the prominent features of another; used for comic effect or ridicule
  28. purpose
    one’s intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing.
  29. aphorism
    • a short, astute statement of a general truth.
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  30. elegiac
    mournful over what has passed or been lost; often used to describe tone.
  31. epigram-
    a brief witty statement.
  32. parallelism
    • the repetition of similar grammatical or syntactical patterns.
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  33. pronoun-
    • a word used to replace a noun or noun phrase.
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  34. narration
    retelling an event or series of events.
  35. appositive
    a word or phrase that renames a nearby noun or pronoun.
  36. rhetorical question
    • a question asked more to produce an effect than to summon an answer.
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  37. assumption-
    a belief or statement taken for granted without proof.
  38. assertion
    emphatic statement; declaration
  39. authority
    a reliable, respected source—someone with knowledge.
  40. common ground- 
    shared beliefs, values, or positions.
  41. antecedent
    the noun to which a later pronoun refers.
  42. explication of text
    explanation of a text’s meaning through an analysis of its constituent parts, including the literary devices used; also called close reading.
  43. subject
    • - in rhetoric, the topic addressed in a piece of writing.
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  44. syllogism
    • a form of deductive reasoning in which the conclusion is supported by a major and minor premise.
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  45. straw man- 
    logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, the attacking an opponent’s position. 
  46. understatement- 
    lack of emphasis in a stamen or point; restraint in language often used for ironic affect.
  47. propoganda- 
    a negative term for writing designed to sway opinion rather then present information.
  48. modifier
    • a word, phrase, or clause that qualifies or describes another word, phrase, or clause.
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  49. pacing
    the relative speed or slowness with which a story is told or an idea is presented.

     

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