INI100H1 Lecture : Notes taken during lecture

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Rhetorical question if merely asked for effect, with no answer expected purpose: question encodes answer; answer already embedded can make a claim. In academic writing: if using rhetorical question, then must provide an. Answer: what do you do if you have this and this? the answer will be the thesis, can be used to set up a rebuttal for counter-argument. otherwise, provide evidence to provide support: be aware of audience. Be careful not to be absurd *** To get the reader to think, query, and conclude along with the writer. Tricolon the number three significant in a western, european culture/literature parallel structure: all nouns, or all verbs, or all adjectives, etc. same syntactic structure for franklin example, bentley example rhythm in bentley example. Chiasmus inversion of the parallelism balance or order less boring than obvious parallelism excellent for conclusions. Wordiness annoys reader however, certain forums of writing require these expressions.

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