Mr Legowski’s 11xEN1 home learning – due Wednesday 27 November

What is the most effective rhetorical device?

Following today’s revision of the effectiveness of rhetorical devices, your home learning task is to vote in the following poll and then justify your choice in the comments box below.


14 thoughts on “Mr Legowski’s 11xEN1 home learning – due Wednesday 27 November

  1. Daisy Price

    I think using facts is the best way to get a reader on side as the statistics back up your point and can’t be argued with as well.

  2. Rhiannon

    Using facts can back up your points and are unavoidable, people have to listen to facts if nothing else. Also, statistics can give your argument solid ground and pause for thought.

  3. Tilly

    I think rhetorical questions are the best device becasue it makes the reader think of an obvious answer which engages them and if used properly can manipulate them.

  4. Mara

    I think direct adress to the audience is also very importent because you have to convince the reader and maybe represent your own opinion.

  5. Jake

    I think that using firs person plural is the most effective rhetorical device because it involves your audience in what you are saying and the points you are putting across.

  6. Josie

    I think rhetorical questions is the most important rhetorical device because it makes the reader think about what’s being questioned but yet they don’t have to answer it.

  7. Georgia Atkins

    I think facts and statistics, as it enables the reader to understand your point of view and makes them usually become on your side.

  8. Alix Hopley

    Rhetorical questions are the best. I think this because by asking a question to the reader, it makes them think more about what has been spoken about and the article or piece of writing will stick in their head longer and will enable them to make an opinion themselves.

  9. harriet

    I voted for rhetorical questions because I think they are effective in making the reader think about whats bing said and how they would react to it.

  10. Mary-Anne Johnson

    I chose rhtorical questions as I believe this is the best. I like that they engage the reader and actually make them think about what is being asked. I also think that it can help persuade the reader if the question is then answered because then the reader is only given one view on the topic.

  11. Sapphire

    I chose rhetorical questions because I believe they are the most useful as they make the reader think about what you are asking them and what you mentioned previously.

  12. Olivia Kennard

    I chose emotive language because it provokes an emotional response from the reader. I believe this to be most effective because it helps the reader to empaphise with people and also to reconsider their initial feelings. Personally, when emotive language is used, I find it most powerful as it begins to get the reader in the right mind set and also to help persuade them to side with the writer.


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