So, maybe it’s just a writing style, I just want to make sure it doesn’t affect my score, but notice how Samantha, Brandon, and other students state their rhetorical devices in the introduction as part of the thesis. However, I write my rhetorical devices on my topic sentence instead of in my introduction.
Example of my thesis:
In [author’s name] speech, he/she makes use of different rhetorical strategies, to [rest of the thesis]
Example of my topic sentence:
[Author’s name] utilizes different rhetorical strategies such as, [state the different rhetorical strategies], to [exigence].
I hope it didn’t make it too complicated. Let me know if there’s anything you want me to clarify.