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.
Explain when or why each rhetorical mode is used.Structure
Explain what organizational method works best with each rhetorical mode. Tips Provide two tips for writing in each rhetorical mode.
NarrationWhen :The art of storytelling
Why: To tell a store.Chronological order is an organization method that arranges ideas according to time.
Knowing the purpose of your story from the beginning.
Important to do a plot summary.
IllustrationWhen: Clearly demonstrates and supports a point through the use of evidence. Why: Organize the evidence in terms of importanceOrder of importance is a method of organization that arranges ideas according to their significance.
Demonstrate your point using evidence.
Explain your examples using strong, supportive details.
DescriptionWhen: Typically describe a person, place, or object using sensory details. Why: Overall impression of the person place or object described in the body.Spatial order is a method of organization that arranges ideas according to physical characteristics or appearance.
Your description should focus on the five senses.
Properly convey the impression of what is being described.
ClassificationWhen Break a subject down into smaller parts. Why: An introductory paragraph that introduces broaderThe organizing strategy of a classification essay is dictated by the initial topic and subsequent subtopics.
Introduce the broad topic and then break it up into subcategories.
Use details and interesting information in each subcategory.
analysisWhen: Introduces readers to process and...