The Use of Rhetorical Devices in the Writings of Arab High School Students
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 403-414
Received: Dec. 5, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 17, 2014; Published: Dec. 23, 2014
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Adel Fouzi Shakour, Department of Hebrew Language and Literature, Al-Qasemi - Academic College of Education, P.O.B 124, 30100 Baqa El-Garbia
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The article analyzed the rhetorical devices used by Arab high school students when writing in Arabic. Professor Rachel Landau's book The Rhetoric of Parliamentary Speeches in Israel, Tel Aviv, Eked, 1988 provided the reference for the analysis. Landau applied Western rhetorical criteria and concepts to the analysis of Israeli political rhetorical style. We can justifiably also apply Western standards to Arabic rhetoric since rhetorical style is an independent literary genre beyond the linguistic structure of any language, and as such is supranational. Landau adopts the stylistic-rhetorical approach to the study of rhetoric, which includes rhetorical registers that generally operate on the emotions and rhetorical argumentation, which includes registers that generally address the reason.
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Rhetorical Devices, Arab Students, High School, Writing in Arabic
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Adel Fouzi Shakour, The Use of Rhetorical Devices in the Writings of Arab High School Students, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 403-414. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20140206.20
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