What’s in your toolbox? A writer’s toolbox would be incomplete without a variety of rhetorical devices. Rhetorical devices were first examined by the rhetoricians of ancient Greece. Writers and speakers have been honing these devices ever since in their search for clarity and beauty in language. Discover these tools for yourself in thirty short, enjoyable lessons. The Writer’s Toolbox is a great addition to any writing, public speaking, or debating program, and can be used in a classroom setting or at home. Anyone interested in the ways words work will enjoy these lessons and examples from literature and oratory. Whether you are fifteen or fifty, The Writer’s Toolbox helps you improve your writing without a large time commitment. Each lesson takes no more than 30 minutes to complete, and you can easily finish the book in a school year by studying one lesson every week. Patricia and Meagan Samuelsen want students to understand that words matter, and that using words skillfully is one of the joys of life!