Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Rhetoric English 9

Rhetoric Terms

Main Idea The specific topic or subject. Think of this as the "what" of an essay.
Purpose Narration, exposition, description, argumentation or persuasion. Think of this as the "why" of an essay.
Audience The specifir receivers of the message. Think of this as the "who" of an essay.
Tone The speaker's attitude toward the subject and can also include author's attitude toward the audience. Think of it as the psychological quality of the words, the "where (is the author coming from)?" of an essay.
Negative bitter, condescending, disgusted, angry, threatening, mocking, sarcastic, teasing, irreverent, hostile
Positive benevolent, compassionate, determined, enthusiastic, hopeful, supportive, sympathetic, passionate, friendly
Neutral colloquial, confident, detached, factual, informal, objective, restrained, scholarly, inquisitive
Strategies The various techiniques and strategies the author employs. Think of this as the "how" of an essay.
Figurative Language Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personifacation, allusion, symbol, onomatopoeia
Imagery Descriptions of concrete elements of sight, smell, sound, taste, touch
Rhetorical devices repetition, parallel structure, rhetorical question
Syntax The lenght and construction of sentences
Diction word choice
Rhetorical shifts anecdote, analogy, direct address, dialogue, quatations
Sound devices Assonance, alliteration
Punctuation Capitalization, parantheses/dashes, italics/ font changes
Effect The specific impact the author wants to have on the reader.
Created by: akoskela