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Rhetorical Style


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Table of Contents

Part I. Word Choice
1: Language or Origin
2: New Words and Changing Uses
3: Categories of Word Choice
4: Language Varieties
5: Tropes
6: Schemes and Figures of Word Choice
Part II. Sentences
7: Sentence Basics: Predication
8: Sentence Construction: Modification
9: Sentence Architecture
10: Figures of Argument
11: Series
12: Prosody and Punctuation
Part III. Interactive Dimension
13: Speaker and Audience Construction
14: Incorporating Other Voices
15: Situation and Occasion
Part IV. Passage Construction
16: Coherence
17: Passage Patterns
18: Amplification

About the Author

Jeanne Fahnestock is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Rhetorical Figures in Science, and co-author of A Rhetoric of Argument.


"A rich and rewarding textbook that shows how stylistic features make for persuasion. It provides readers with a good introduction to the study of figures in the sense of classical rhetoric."--Linguist List

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