1. Capote’s In Cold Blood has been referred to as a “nonfiction” novel. What rhetorical strategies does Capote use in order to make it read more like a novel than just a straightforward nonfiction text?
2. How does Capote employ ethos, pathos, or logos in order to persuade the reader? And of what is he trying to persuade the reader? Is he successful?
3. Consider Capote’s voice in the narrative. (What person is it written in? Is he objective or subjective?) How does the voice used affect the book as whole?
4. Which rhetorical devices does Capote employ in order to create suspense in a book that really shouldn’t be suspenseful?
5. What tones are employed throughout, and which rhetorical devices are used to establish these tones?
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