Home > Blossary: Rhetoric of the American Revolution
Literature of the American Revolution is known for having many speeches and essays. Throughout these we can see evidence of different rhetorical techniques described here.

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When reading American Revolution rhetoric, it is important to consider the purpose. While in most cases it is merely, "to encourage people to revolt" quite often discovering the specific purpose will ...

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

Denotation is NOT a method of rhetoric, rather it is something that must be taken into account when reading older writings. The English language has changed, as such something the denotation ...

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

The American Revolution rhetoric is about big ideas. As such, concrete language is avoided and more abstract language is used. Words like: freedom, liberty, etc. are used rather than the more ...

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

This is a fancy term to say that a specific example is being used. These are very common throughout the prose in the American Revolution.

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

Enumeratio is the concept of detailing specific parts. Rather than just saying, "The King is bad," the writer will list of specifically the different ways that he has been bad.

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

An expletive is when one word (or possibly a short phrase) is put into a sentence for emphasis. Often is is offset by commas and is not needed for the sentence to make sense. The only purpose is to ...

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

Syntax is the sentence structure. Rhetoric like parallelism which is created by the word order, punctuation, etc rather than the words themselves.

Domain: Literature; Category: General literature

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