classical rhetoric

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Classical Rhetoric English134—Hendrix Page 1 The classical rhetoric is the essay-writer’s answer to the drab, formulaic feel of the five- paragraph essay. The terms below define all of the pieces of a well-written argumentative essay. The writer has the freedom to make decisions about how best to put the pieces together to form an argument that will successfully convince the essay’s particular reader. Remember this about the pieces of the rhetoric: they are the jobs that we set out to accomplish for the sake of the reader (they’re not just a fill-in template for essay writing). We want fluid delivery of what we really mean straight into the ear of the reader in a way that will make them keep listening. We use the pieces of the rhetoric to pull this off. Exordium What is it? Your essay’s opening. Why is it there? To make your reader want to read what you have to say. A really terrific Exordium will work with the essay’s title to make the reader lean in and want to read. Remember: nobody has to read what you write.
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