10-4 - o "Take your seats" • Figures --o...

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10/4 Tuesday, October 04, 2011 3:44 PM Logos Review An "argument" is a claim with support Toulmin's model : claim, data, warrant You cannot make every argument fully explicit Here is the paradox you need to negotiate: o You need to sound informed and credible without losing or boring your audience Intelligibility, robust, time, information overload Verbal Style A trope is a deviation from direct or straightforward language that plays on the meaning of words by substituting them or attaching them to a word in unexpected ways o "All hands on deck" o "The foot of a mountain"
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Unformatted text preview: o "Take your seats" • Figures --o Repetition, omission or changes in word order o Anaphora - repeat beginning of sentence • "I have a dream…" o Anastrophe - inverts word order for the sake of emphasis o Enallage: changes word order to tweak the grammar while maintaining the same semantic contents o Parallelism - repeats structural elements o Contrast - Antithesis • Balance - both sides symmetrical • Chiasmus - AB, BA • Ask not what your country can do you for, ask what you can do for your country 10/25...
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