253-70. topic. From the Greek topos and the Latin locus. A way of thinking about a given subject, or a general head under which arguments are grouped ... Edward P. J. Corbett, Classical Rhetoric for the Modem Student (New York: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. ... aquot;the topic sentence of a paragraph is to the supporting sentences what the base clause of a cumulative sentence is to its free modifiers.
|Title||:||A handbook of modern rhetorical terms|
|Publisher||:||Natl Council of Teachers - 1979-10|