Rhetorical devices: Designing the main body of your essay

In this lesson, we will be looking at the main body of our essay, before piecing everything together. Firstly, we will return to our essay plan and look at how to build the main body of our response, thinking about the function of the paragraph, the desired effect on the reader and the types of rhetorical devices that might be best to choose. We'll do this as a slow write to give you time to think about your options. At the end of the lesson, we’ll critique our writing and compare to the model answer for fluency and control. Finally, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which one of the following is a key feature of an introduction?

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Q2.What is the name of the technique where you give a story/real life example to explain your point of view?

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Q3.This technique involves you giving the opposing line of argument. What is it called?

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Q4."Dodgeball." What type of sentence is this?

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Q5.In our conclusion we have tried to broaden the scope of our final paragraph to take on 'Big Picture' ideas and test the reader's moral stance. Which of the following does this refer to?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which one of the following is a key feature of an introduction?

1/5

Q2.What is the name of the technique where you give a story/real life example to explain your point of view?

2/5

Q3.This technique involves you giving the opposing line of argument. What is it called?

3/5

Q4."Dodgeball." What type of sentence is this?

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Q5.In our conclusion we have tried to broaden the scope of our final paragraph to take on 'Big Picture' ideas and test the reader's moral stance. Which of the following does this refer to?

5/5

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Viewpoint Writing

Rhetorical devices - designing the main body of your essay

Q1.Match the definition to the term. "A word which adds detail. It is used to describe a noun."

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Q2.This rhetorical technique explains one thing in terms of another to highlight the ways they are alike –eg. “she’s as pale as a ghost.”

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Q3.This rhetorical technique makes a reference to an event, place or person that is well known to make a point - “I can’t do that; I’m not Superman!”

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Q4.This rhetorical technique makes a connection between two things – “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Q5.“Learning, real learning, takes time.” Which rhetorical device is this?

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Quiz:

Viewpoint Writing

Rhetorical devices - designing the main body of your essay

Q1.Match the definition to the term. "A word which adds detail. It is used to describe a noun."

1/5

Q2.This rhetorical technique explains one thing in terms of another to highlight the ways they are alike –eg. “she’s as pale as a ghost.”

2/5

Q3.This rhetorical technique makes a reference to an event, place or person that is well known to make a point - “I can’t do that; I’m not Superman!”

3/5

Q4.This rhetorical technique makes a connection between two things – “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Q5.“Learning, real learning, takes time.” Which rhetorical device is this?

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Lesson summary: Rhetorical devices: Designing the main body of your essay

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This was the final lesson in the unit Language Skills - Non-Fiction - Writing.

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