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Rhetorical Style


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Introduction 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 References

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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