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Imagery

Language that evokes one or all of the five sense: seeing, hearing, tastings smelling, touching

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Narration

-Telling a story. Does not stand on its own as a rhetorical strategy.
-Used conjunction with analysis/example or illustration

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Description

-Involves an objective, detailed account
-Used in conjunction with analysis

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Comparison

-Discussion of similarities/differences between two or more objects/ideas.
-Goal is for evaluation

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Argumentation

-Coherent development of writer's own argument (articulates/develops own opinion)

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Illustration and Example

-Used in conjunction with analysis or argumentation
-Illustrations support argument, justify analysis
-Examples are specific cases/stories that make general statement more believable

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Analysis

-Involves dividing a topic, problem, object of study into component parts to see how it functions
-Explains how parts fit together and why they function

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Evaluation

Ability to judge merit of one's claims/assumptions and weight of evidence in their favor

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Biography/Autobiography

-Narrative focusing on life of particular individual/group
-Writer may use specific this narrative mode

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Irony

-Specific tones/attitudes that a writer may use in an essay
-Irony: Situation misinterpreted/opposite consequence, use of language to state opposite to make point
-Sarcasm: Verbal irony

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Humor

-Verbal play/comic circumstances to temper serious subject/establish informal tone

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Satire

-Attack on human behavior/event for purpose of ridicule
-Juvenalian: Negative and bitter
-Horatian: Playful and humorous