Arabic Rhetoric Literary Device Density Score

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Domain A: Word Order and Sentence Structure

A-1: Reporting vs informing sentences

A-2: Affirmation

A-3: The Imperative

A-4: Prohibition

A-5: The Interrogative

A-6: Wish

A-7: The Vocative

A-8: Definiteness and Indefiniteness

A-9: Brevity, Verbosity and Moderation

A-10: Foregrounding and Backgrounding

A-11: Ellipsis

A-12: Exophora

A-13: Use of Noun in Place of Pronoun

A-14: Use of Appropriate Linguistic Style and Register

Domain B: Figures of Speech

B-1: Similie

B-2: Metaphor

B-3: Allegory

B-4: Metonymy / Implicit Reference

B-5: Hinting

B-6: Pun / Paronomasia / Double-Entendre

Domain C: Embellishments

Part A - Word Choice

CA-1: Meaningful Proper Nouns

CA-2: Oxymoron

CA-3: Amphibology

CA-4: Onomatopoeia

CA-5: Litotes

CA-6: Alliteration

CA-7: Palindrome

CA-8: Equivocation

CA-9: Adornment

CA-10: Metabole

CA-11: Zeugma

CA-12: Al-Istikhdam

CA-13: Epizeuxis

CA-14: Epistrophe

Part B - Addressing Groups

CB-1: Congeries

CB-2: Collectiveness

CB-3: Al-Taqsīm

CB-4: Differentiation Between Similar Items

CB-5: Epanodos

Part C - Sentence Construction

CC-1: Antithesis / Antonymy

CC-2: Chiasmus / Antimetabole

CC-3: Al-Jinās

CC-4: Tail-Head

CC-5: Head-Tail

CC-6: Similarities of the Start & Finish

CC-7: Parallelism

Part D - Musicality

CD-1: Assonance

CD-2: Homeoptoton

CD-3: Concordance of the Pronunciation and the Meaning

CD-4: Concordance of Pronunciations

CD-5: Al-Tashrīʿ

CD-6: Proportioning

CD-7: Excellence of Division

Part E - Strengthening the Argument

CE-1: Integration of Imagery

CE-2: Stacked-up Descriptions

CE-3: Incorporation of Proverbs

CE-4: Abstraction

CE-5: Quotation

CE-6: Hinting at the Source

CE-7: Euphemism

CE-8: Rhetorical Shift

CE-9: Epitrope

CE-10: Evasive Response

CE-11: Feigned Ignorance

CE-12: Observation

CE-13: Apostrophe

CE-14: Personification

CE-15 Hyperbole

CE-16: Beauty of Rationale / Fantastic Aetiology / Conceit

CE-17: Asteism / Affirmed Praise

CE-18: Affirmed Dispraise

CE-19: Al-Mughāyra

CE-20: Tapinosis

CE-21: Sarcasm

CE-22: Scholastic Approach / Dialectical Mannerism

Part F - Paragraph Construction

CF-1: Multi-Genre

CF-2: Pleasantness of the Opening

CF-3: Exordium / Finesse of Initiation

CF-4: Digression / Excursus

CF-5: Change of Topic

CF-6: Finesse of Requesting

CF-7: Pleasantness of the Ending

CF-8: Finesse of the Ending

Part G - Miscellaneous

CG-1: Negative elements in the text

(A) Total score: 0

(B) Morpheme count *required

Arabic Rhetoric Literary Device Density Score

= Total score (A) / Morpheme count (B)





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