Female Dominated Group
( oh yeah)
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Climax: consists of arranging words, clauses, or
sentences in the order of increasing importance, weight,
or emphasis. Parallelism usually forms a part of the
arrangement, because it offers a sense of continuity,
order, and movement-up the ladder of importance.
1) The concerto was applauded at the house of Baron von Schnooty, it
was praised highly at court, it was voted best concerto of the year by the
Academy, it was considered by Mozart the highlight of his career, and it
has become known today as the best concerto in the world.
2) At 6:20 a.m. the ground began to heave. Windows rattled; then they
broke. Objects started falling from shelves. Water heaters fell from their
pedestals, tearing out plumbing. Outside, the road began to break up.
Water mains and gas lines were wrenched apart, causing flooding and
the danger of explosion. Office buildings began cracking; soon twenty,
thirty, forty stories of concrete were diving at the helpless pedestrians
3) To have faults is not good, but faults are human. Worse is to have
them and not see them. Yet beyond that is to have faults, to see them,
and to do nothing about them. But even that seems mild compared to
him who knows his faults, and who parades them about and encourages
them as though they were virtues.
Miss America was not so much interested in serving herself as she was
eager to serve her family, her community, and her nation.
1) But we glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribulation
worketh patience; and patience trial; and trial hope; and
hope confoundeth not, because the charity of God is poured
forth in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us. —
2) One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. – Tennyson,
3) In Cinderella, the climactic moment of the plot occurs
when Cinderella fits her foot into the glass slipper, thereby
―winning‖ marriage with the Prince. In many stories, there
are several points in the plot which are plausible crises.
• An informally-stated syllogism which
omits either one of the premises or the
• Basically, a part of the sentence is
implied, not given.
• The omitted part must be clearly
• Since your application was submitted
before April 10th, it will be considered.
– Omitted premise (major): All applications
submitted before April 10th will be considered
• Ed is allergic to foods containing peanut
oil, so he cannot have some salad
– Omitted premise (minor) some salad dressings
contain peanut oil
Epanelepsis repeats the beginning
word of a clause or sentence at the end.
The beginning and the end are the two
positions of strongest emphasis in a
sentence, so by having the same word in
both places, you call special attention to
• Water alone dug this giant canyon; yes just plain
• The theory sounds all wrong; but if the machine
works, we cannot worry about theory.
• Our eyes saw it, but we could not believe our eyes.
• To report that your committee is still investigating
the matter is to tell me that you have nothing to
• “ Freedom, high day, freedom”- Shakespeare, The
• “ A lie begets a lie”- English Proverb
• “Believe not all you can hear, tell not all you
believe.”- Native American Proverb
• “To each the boulders that have fallen to each.”-
Robert Frost “Mending Wall”
• “Laugh, and all the world will laugh.” – Ella
Definition: is a harsh, implied
metaphor using words in an unusual
• I will speak daggers to her
• I will laser-tongue her
• I will speak flowers to her
• "A man that studies revenge keeps his own
• "His complexion is perfect gallows"--
Shakespeare, (Tempest 1.1.33)
• "And that White Sustenance--Despair"--Dickinson
• "The voice of your eyes is deeper than all
roses" --e.e. Cummings
A rhetorical question is a
question asked for a purpose
other than to obtain the
information the question asks.
(In other words a
question requiring no answer.)
Examples of “Rhetorical Question”
• *Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
• *If a cow laughed, would milk come out her
• *Why is it when your driving and looking for an
address, you turn down the volume on the
• *If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year
why are there locks on the doors?
• *You know that little indestructible black box
that is used in planes, why can’t they make the
whole plane of that same substance?
• *You know how on most packages it says
“Open Here.” What’s the protocol if the
package says “Open Somewhere Else”?
• The concerto was applauded at the house of Baron von Schnooty, it
was praised highly at court, it was voted best concerto of the year
by the Academy, it was considered by Mozart the highlight of his
career, and it has become known today as the best concerto in the
• Since your application was submitted before April 10th, it will be
• Water alone dug this giant canyon; yes just plain water
• I will speak flowers to her
• Untermeyer, Louis . Modern American poetry: an
introduction. New York: : Harcourt, Brace and
• A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices. 26 July 2002.
VirtualSalt . 1 Apr. 2003
• A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples. Kentucky
Classics. 1 Apr. 2003
• Use of Rhetorical Devices.. 1998. 30 Mar. 2003