What is the purpose of a pentad?
A- to choose a format for publication
B- to assist you in editing your piece
C- to narrow your topic
D- to help revise your work
Answer : C. to narrow your topic
The pentad that is formulated by Burke is used to narrow a topic by identifying the relationships of the characters to its actions or events in the story. It aims to find out why a certain person or character does what he/she did.