Blog 12 - Rhetorical Mode - Classification

      Authors use classification to demonstrate the their thorough understanding of a subject.  When you can rattle off the different degrees of understanding, you come across as well read and conscientous (if you do it too much, you sounds like a know-it-all).  Classification helps shape your voice, giving it legitimacy, but it needs to be used in conjunction with the other rhetorical forms.  Write using a pathos-argument, with a didactic tone.

Assignment (Two Parts):

Before doing this, do Device 7 Section in Literary Devices Workbook and utilize it in your writing - when you use this device, WRITE THE SENTENCES IN ALL CAPS -- that will show me you understand the concept.

Part I

      Use the Rhetorical Triangle to examine this cartoon.  Then, in your response, take a position (whether you agree or disagree), classifying your answer with information from the cartoon, with a catch.  You need to paraphrase the ideas, not relay back the exact words.

Part II

     Hand in your Rhetorical Triangle tomorrow.

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