AP English Language and Composition 9.2 Passage Drill

AP English Language and Composition 9.2 Passage Drill. Which of the following rhetorical strategies does the author employ?

AP English Language and CompositionPassage Drill
LanguageEnglish Language
Rhetorical Function, Strategy, and PurposeRhetorical Strategies and Devices

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in and this guy made a whole lot of money

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because look at all these words and we're just going

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to scroll scramble scramble scramble And yeah we're done Okay

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dante and paradise And where Yeah okay here's the question

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which of the following rhetorical strategy Says the author employed

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and here are potential answers right We're looking for rhetorical

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strategy is what on earth is that All right Well

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let's knock down each choice like bowling pins on a

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fine spring day because the author make his argument by

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appealing to common sentiments in values Well as we know

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from the first question the writer's trying to convince the

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reader that poetry is a pretty big deal and that

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it's vital to society it's probably safe to assume that

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this was not a commonly held belief that time you

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wrote the piece so we can eliminate this answer If

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the author's ideas on poetry were common values he wouldn't

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have felt the need to write an essay especially one

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this huge his arguments don't appeal to common sentiments and

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values either so we can rule out e all right

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cindy does the author's support a thesis with pertinent examples

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or apply a generalization knew specific case Well these are

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both logic based argument tactics and they sound like things

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that would be in a scientific essay but this author's

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writing is a little more flowery and ethereal and it

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doesn't rely much on inductive or deductive reasoning so we

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can cross out sandy All right what about d Does

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that piece use historical narrative to illustrate concepts Well the

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author does refer to certain concepts like the youth of

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the world but he doesn't provide a historical narrative He

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goes right into the men of the world and doesn't

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give us any historical contacts for the behavior of the

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youth let's get be out of there which leaves us

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with a besides the fact that it's our only remaining

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option we can see in the texas He often provides

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a definition of poetry and reinforces his argument using principles

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throughout the beast that kind of person So there you

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have it as easy as a gentle breeze on a

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slightly warm day but still nice like seventy two degrees

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as ye olde meteorologists predicted so one may only need

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a long sleeved shirt to keep the warmth within thy

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heart and i sleeves all right yeah we won't put

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our day job anytime soon You