Flashcards in IB 4 Rhetoric Vocab Deck (37)
A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently throughout the work.
The concept behind the metaphor actually used in speech or writing.
ie "Knowing is seeing" (knowing isn't actually seeing)
Rhetorical modes/modes of discourse (4)
Rhetorical mode, Exposition
Purpose: to explain/analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.
Rhetorical mode, Argumentation
Purpose: to prove the validity of an idea through sound reasoning, discussion, and argument.
Rhetorical mode, Description
Purpose: to recreate, invent, or visually present a noun or action.
Rhetorical mode, Narration
Purpose: to narrate something, useful in putting things in a logical order.
Generic name for the group of figures of speech describing one thing (ie Chronographia)
Vivid representation of a certain recurring time
ie a season
Description of a place.
Description of an action
Extensive description of a character (manners, dispositions, etc.)
Vivid description of a face
Description of the stars
Description of someone's body (usually from head to toe)
Description of the likeness of a person by imagery
Description of a particular nation
Description of the earth
Description of the wind
Description of a tree
Description of an imaginary place
Description of water
Lack of grammatical sequence or symmetry.
Look for: dashes
ie. "Athletes convicted of drug-related crimes--are they to be forgiven with just a slap on the wrist?
Repetition of a prominent phrase or the last word (specifically, repetition of a word that ends one clause at the beginning of the next)
Look for: same word right after each other, usually in different sentences.
ie. "The love of wicked men converts to fear / that fear to hate, and hate turns. . . ."
Repetition of a word at the beginning/same place of a clause/phrase.
Look for: the same word in the same place
ie. "we cannot dedicate--we cannot consecrate--we cannot hallow--this ground."
Yoda speech--inversion of conventional word order.
Look for: unusual word order.
ie. "Only once you live" vs. You only live once.
Expressing a single idea by usuing two nouns instead of a noun and its qualifier; a method of amplification that adds force.
Look for: two nouns joined by AND
"Angels and ministers of grace defend us!"
When one interprets what one has just said--redefinition or self-interpretation.
Look for: redundancy and "that is to say"
ie. "'I've eaten the plums, that is to say, the plums are gone."