rhetorical mode

One of the several ways of writing that include variety, conventions, and purposes of writing, such as exposition, argumentation, description, and narration.

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  • Rhetorical modes — (also known as modes of discourse) describe the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of writing. Four of the most common rhetorical modes and their purpose are exposition, argumentation, description, and narration. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • rhetorical — [[t]rɪtɒ̱rɪk(ə)l, AM tɔ͟ːr [/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A rhetorical question is one which is asked in order to make a statement rather than to get an answer. He grimaced slightly, obviously expecting no answer to his rhetorical question... He made no …   English dictionary

  • Mode (literature) — In literature, a mode is an employed method or approach, identifiable within a written work. As descriptive terms, form and genre are often used inaccurately instead of mode; for example, the pastoral mode is often mistakenly identified as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Documentary mode — is a conceptual scheme developed by American documentary theorist Bill Nichols that seeks to distinguish particular traits and conventions of various documentary film styles. Nichols identifies six different documentary modes in his schema:… …   Wikipedia

  • Narrative mode — The narrative mode (also known as the mode of narration) is the set of methods the author of a literary, theatrical, cinematic, or musical story uses to convey the plot to the audience. Narration, the process of presenting the narrative, occurs… …   Wikipedia

  • Writing style — is the manner in which a writer addresses a matter in prose, a manner which reveals the writer s personality, or voice. It is particularly evident in the choices the writer makes in syntactical structures, diction, and figures of thought. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Register (sociolinguistics) — For the phonological term, see Register (phonology). In linguistics, a register is a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting. For example, when speaking in a formal setting an English speaker may be… …   Wikipedia

  • Tropology — Tro*pol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? a trope + ? discourse: cf. F. tropologie.] A rhetorical mode of speech, including tropes, or changes from the original import of the word. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Description (disambiguation) — A description of something (such as an object, a person, or an event) is a written or spoken account presenting characteristics and aspects of that which is being described in sufficient detail that the audience can form a mental picture,… …   Wikipedia

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