Essays Tagged: "Rhetorical Question"

An Analysis of the Opening of Canto XXVIII

Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the Eighth Circle of hell ... yattempts at telling, ever could recountin full the blood and wounds that I now saw? (Lines 1-3)The rhetorical question draws the reader into the passage because we know by this point in the Divine Co ... o ineffable that he, as a poet, feels he cannot handle?In the following lines Dante expands on this rhetorical position. He elaborates on why it is important for any man to offer a good description of ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.2 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Analysis of Marc Antony's Funeral Oration during Julius Caesar

to support him, and not Brutus. Marc Antony used three literary devices during his funeral oration, rhetorical question, sarcasm, and repetition, to successfully persuade the crowd.Although the crowd ... 7)As the crowd starts to listen more attentively to Marc Antony's speech, Marc Antony begins to use rhetorical question. According to, a rhetorical question is a statement that is f ...

(2 pages) 66 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How important is the presence of war within Lord of the Flies?

s without their parents. We also know that they are British because The Navel Officer asks them the rhetorical question at the end "'British boys, aren't you?'"The presence of war in the lives of the ...

(4 pages) 39 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Shall I compare thee to a summers day- william shakespeare

hee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate'Shakespeare starts this sonnet with a rhetorical question which he answers in the second line. In these two lines Shakespeare establishes ...

(3 pages) 47 0 1.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of persuasive techniques used in response to the question "should parents of delinquents recieve classes to improve" wriiten in the Herald Sun

uses a number of persuasive devices in order to manipulate the audience's response. These include, rhetorical question, attack and emotive languageOne example of a persuasive technique used is that o ... nd emotive languageOne example of a persuasive technique used is that of the rhetorical question. A rhetorical question is one that is not answered, as it assumes that the answer is obvious. It positi ...

(7 pages) 83 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Dramatic appeal comparison in "Sinners in the hands of an angry god" and " Speech in the Virginia Convention"

ia convention". The emotions in both of these speeches bring them to life by the use of repetition, rhetorical questions, and imagery. Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards both apply similar persuasive ... er in the type of appeal to their audiences."Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" uses repetition, rhetorical questions, and imagery to create a state of panic and fear. "The pit is prepared, the fir ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Macbeth Act IV Organizer Chart

Devices/ Question/ Comment:1) Rhetorical Question: This device is used commonly through out this act: here are a few exampl ...

(1 pages) 1771 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Unseen Commentary on 'The Secret Life of Books' by Stephen Edgar, from Corrupted Treasures, (1995)

ay in which they have so much power without even being able to move.The second stanza begins with a rhetorical question. This question makes the reader more interested in the topic Edgar is going to d ...

(3 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Identify the language and literary techniques used by the poet (Thomas Hardy in "The Voice") and discuss why these techniques have been used.

evices such as juxtaposition, varied line length, sound devices, imagery, connotation, word choice, rhetorical question and repetition.In the first stanza Thomas Hardy illustrates his great grief at t ... o get over the death of his wife and to carry on. The whole of the third stanza is in the form of a rhetorical question illustrating his awareness of their permanent separation, but his reluctance to ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Philosophy Argument - Blaise Pascal's Gamble

ind has tried to answer the age old question: "Does God Exist?" Some great minds have wrestled this rhetorical question, and out of these minds came various theories. Among these great minds was Blais ...

(5 pages) 48 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

What is Reality?

hat is reality? This is a question so commonly asked that it has given it self characteristics of a rhetorical question. This discussion will provide three viewpoints that attempt to answer this diffi ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Animal Farm

s spring from the tyranny of human beings?' George Orwell, Animal Farm page 5. This also contains a rhetorical question because at this point of the speech almost anyone would understand the point he ...

(5 pages) 8 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Wilfred Owen Poetry analysis

young men having their lives brutally cut short. Owen establishes the theme of his sonnet with the rhetorical question "What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?" This refers to the inhumane sl ...

(4 pages) 56 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

BBC Report aired on the 4th of July about Sabri ben Kahla

ernment should defend the citizens by all means necessary. Finally Mrs Cuffe ends the report with a rhetorical question on how to reconcile one`s basic human rights and the authorities` obligation to ...

(1 pages) 24 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Comparison: "The education of women" by Daniel Foe and "A Vindication of women's rights" y Marry Wollstonecraft

In "The education of women" by Daniel Defoe, few rhetorical devices were used; one of them was use of analogy. Defoe states "the soul is placed in th ... diamond) you need to be polished up, as in educated to stand out (shine). Defoe also uses series of rhetorical questions, one of them are "how much worse is a wise woman than a fool?" and "what has th ... plore this option as this will lead to good life and self-respect.Mary Wollstonecraft also uses few rhetorical devices in her "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" such as a historical allusion when ...

(2 pages) 22 0 2.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Crucible"

rth uses three sources of language in his rebuttal to Rev. Hale. He uses Damning with faint praise, rhetorical question, and deductive reasoning. Danforth intended purpose was to put down Hale’s ... e is clearly shown one in Danforth’s argument.Danforth also uses persuasive techniques such as rhetorical question in his reply. Rhetorical question is where the speaker of the writer asks a ques ...

(2 pages) 11 1 2.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The onslaught of love - the br

r swallowing his prey, love swallows the heart whole and relentlessly.In the next stanza Donne uses rhetorical question to ask if his analogy of how love affects the heart is not true than what did ha ...

(3 pages) 734 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Critical Analysis - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

the fact that her beauty will remain forever in art.In the first line of the poem, the poet asks a rhetorical question to establish what he is comparing his mistress to. He is taking something alread ...

(2 pages) 43 1 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Job's Suffering

ons as, "Did I not weep for the unfortunate? Did I not grieve for the needy?" (30:25) Job posed the rhetorical question of the whereabouts of G-d. Why was He doing this to him? Enraged by the rebuke o ...

(3 pages) 704 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Bob Dylan: Like A Rolling Stone

merican singer/songwriter, in the history of folk rock, Bob Dylan proves his lyrical genius through rhetorical mastery and ability to recreate the essence of folk history with modern day events ?Like ... ften do, there is always someone there to point out that you are no longer on top, as stated by the rhetorical question, ?How does it feel?? An in your face statement, empathizing while at the same ti ...

(7 pages) 42 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies