general rhetorical strategies

Certain patterns can be found at many locations throughout rhetoric which serve as basic strategies in the manipulation of discourse. These become another means of mapping the forest of rhetoric—a way of finding motifs, habits of mind, or simply similar approaches operating on multiple levels across the breadth of rhetoric. These strategies can be arranged as follows:

Or, they might be arranged as follows:

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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
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