Rhetorical Modes Matrix
Rhetorical modes are various methods for effectively communicating through language and writing.
Complete the following chart to identify the purpose and structure of the various rhetorical modes used in academic writing. Provide at least two tips for writing each type of rhetorical device.
| |Purpose |Structure |Tips |
|Rhetorical mode |Explain when or why each |Explain what organizational method works |Provide two tips for writing |
| |rhetorical mode is used. |best with each rhetorical mode. |in each rhetorical mode. |
|Narration |The purpose of narration is to |A narration is told in Chronological Order|Understand what your purpose |
| |tell a story, this is usually used|because it organizes the story from first |is in the beginning. Keep |
| |when a person is tells someone |to last, and also arrange the event by |human senses in mind, focus on|
| |about an event or incident in |time. |details related to sight, |
| |their day. | |sound, smell, taste, and touch|
| | | |as you describe people, places|
| | | |and events. |
|Illustration |The purpose of Illustration is to |The structure of illustration is organized|Always clearly articulate your|
| |show or demonstrate your story |by Order of Importance. It arranges the |point and when in doubt, add |
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