Effective writers and speakers use rhetorical strategies and devices to strengthen their arguments. Research the meaning of the strategy or device listed below and write a brief explanation of each one.
|Strategy or device||What is it?||Why is it effective?|
|Rhetorical questions||define||explain with example|
|Analogies||define||explain with example|
|Effective Quotations||define||explain with example|
|Anecdotes||define||explain with example|
|Statistics||define||explain with example|
|Imagery||define||explain with example|
|Repetition of key words or phrases||define||explain with example|
|Establishing common ground||define||explain with example|
|Citing reliable sources||define||explain with example|
|Anticipating opposing arguments||define||explain with example|
|Creating straw-man arguments||define||explain with example|
With a partner, review a popular online blog (ex, CBC blogs, Rex Murphy, Rick Mercer, Jon Stewart) and discuss which of these strategies are used. Which ones are most effective? Why?