The Five Parts of a Classical Argument - PC\|MAC

The Five Parts of a Classical Argument - PC\|MAC

The Five Parts of a Classical Argument Part 1: Introduction Warms up the audience Establishes goodwill and rapport with the readers Announces the general theme or thesis of the argument Part 2: Narration Summarizes

relevant background material Provides any information the audience needs to know about the environment and circumstances that produce the argument Part 3: Confirmation Reveals,

in a logical order (usually strongest to weakest or most obvious to most subtle), the claims that support the thesis Provides evidence for each claim Part 4: Refutation and Concession Looks at opposing viewpoints to the writers claims

Anticipates objections from the audience Allows as much of the opposing viewpoints as possible without weakening the thesis Part 5: Summation

Provides a strong conclusion, amplifying the force of the argument Shows the readers that this solution is the best at meeting the circumstances. Devices / Strategies Diction

choice of words Syntax sentence structure Figurative Language / Rhetorical Strategies It is not enough to be able to identify these components in a text; one must be able to connect them to the meaning (purpose) and explain how they help the writer achieve that meaning.

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