Rhetorical Mode/shift

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I was wondering what a good definition would be for the term "rhetorical shift" and also the term "rhetorical mode" thanks!
 

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When someone is in 'rhetorical mode' they are speaking in a way similar to someone speaking publicy. It usually means that they are being rather pompous and sentencious. ;-)
 

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Isn't that tendentious?

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Here is some valuable information about "rhetorical shift" and "rhetorical mode": http://forums.delphiforums.com/dictionary/messages?msg=14948.2

Put simply, a rhetorical shift is a shift in rhetoric from one area to another. A Google search produced 505 mentions of "rhetorical shift". Go to: http://ms101.mysearch.com/jsp/GGmain.jsp?searchfor="rhetorical+shift"

rhetorical shift: A change from one tone, attitude, etc. Look for key words like but, however, even though, although, yet, etc.
http://www.enlightenedenglish.com/LitTermsPg.htm

rhetorical shift: http://ms101.mysearch.com/jsp/GGmain.jsp?searchfor="rhetorical+shift"+++definition

Here is a definition of "rhetorical mode": http://www.hn.psu.edu/Faculty/KKemmerer/rhet.html (That website also gives examples of the different rhetorical modes.)

Rhetorical Modes: http://www.cdc.net/~stifler/en110/modes.html

rhetorical mode: http://ms101.mysearch.com/jsp/GGmai...hetorical+mode"+++definition&searchBtn=Search

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