Vocab quiz on rhetorical terms

laurabockoff's version from 2016-10-13 09:47

Section 1

Question Answer
audiencelistener, reader or viewer of a text
concessionan acknowledgement that an opposing argument may be true or reasonable
connotationmeanings or associates that readers have with a word beyond its dictionary definition, or denotation, Usually positive or negative and greatly affect the authors tone
contextthe circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes and events surrounding a text
counterargumentan opposing argument to the one a writer is putting forward.

Section 2

Question Answer
ethoswhen characters or author demonstrate credibility and trust to speak on a given topic. Established by what you say
Logosspeaker offers clear, rational ideas and using specific details, examples faces, statistics or expert testimony to back them up.
OccasionThe time and place a speech is given or a piece is written
PathosShows emotional motivation for audience. Plays on the audience's values, desires, and hopes or fears and prejudices
PersonaThe face or character that a speaker shows to his or her audience
Polemican aggressive argument that tries to establish the superiority of one opinion over all others

Section 3

Question Answer
propagandathe spread of ideas and information to further a cause. Can be used to damage or promote a cause
purposethe goal the speaker wants to acheive
refutationa denial of the validity of an opposing argument.
rhetoricthe art of finding ways to persuade an audience
rhetorical appealsrhetorical techniques used to persuade an audience by emphasizing what they find most important or compelling. This is pathos ethos logos

Section 4

Question Answer
rhetorical trianglea diagram that illustrates the interrelationship among the speaker, audience, and subject in determining a text
speakerthe person or group who creates a text.
Subjectthe topic of a text. What the text is about
textany cultural product that can be "read"- meaning not just consumed and comprehended, but investigated

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