*these files have links to help you prepare for our rhet terms quizzes (well, that, and to learn the language of the discipline)




"hasty generalization" & "sweeping generalization" et al highlighted
Fallacy pp.ppt
Fallacy pp.ppt





*please add "consonance" to list 5 words
*link for alliteration, assonance, and consonance: here


*I think ellipsis (leaving out a word), inverted syntax (Yoda-talk), and rhetorical question (you know what I mean?) could be categorized separately. The remaining 7 words I think could be grouped together accordingly: anadiplosis (A to B, B to C) & chiasmus (A to B, B to A); epistrophe (rep @ end) & epanalepsis (rep beginning & end); polyptoton (form shift) & antanaclasis (meaning shift); antithesis (2 oppo ideas juxtaposed, c/c)

*give special attention to paragraph structures--e.g., c/e, chronological ordering, classification, order of importance, spatial ordering. Can you recognize the difference between order of importance and spatial ordering? Can you recognize cause/effect if you don't see the word "because" in the paragraph? Classification is simply another word for kind, type, or category, right? The remaining five terms seem distinct from one another and should be rather straight forward to learn/review.


>sample rhetorical precis (from Oregon State)
*useful source despite a few typos
>more examples and explanation on writing a rhetorical precis

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