Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers
I’d have done well to attend to the subtitle of this text. It really is more geared toward writers than readers. Plenty of rhetorical terms are defined with examples and writing exercises allow writers to practice composition using the devices, but without third-party evaluation of the completed exercises, writers are left wondering about the adequacy of their efforts.
While various rhetorical schemes and tropes are discussed and defined, there’s never mention of what a scheme or trope is, in fa...more