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“Professions for Women” Rhetoric & Style1.Woolf presents herself as one of the many women novelists that all have gone through these many different experiences but she expresses herself as modest and humble as toexplain a center of her argument.As she explains the many obstacles she went through as a writer to be one of her professions on making it to a higher level.The relationship that she established with her audience is she is trying to get in depth with them as to relate on the experiences of her own to reflect on what situations they also have gone through. She wants to be able to gain her audience point of view in a comfortable understanding matter, she is needing them to see what is and what can be the causes that reflect on what she feels as novelist.-Metonymy - a figure of speech where an objects name is replaced with another name that it is closely connected with.2.Woolf uses all five of these rhetorical terms in the beginning of presenting herself. An example of understatement is when shes the example is when she states “the cheapness of writing paper is, of course, the reason why women have succeeded as writers before they have succeeded in other professions” with this example we can all say that it can not be fairly easy becoming a writer with just a pen and paper. She uses this as an example to not make the argument click on the beginning she wants to gather the audience attention where they can debate on that certain topic. She tries to make a

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