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The Five Cannons of Rhetoric

Emily Hines, Corinne Boroff, Lily Bunse, and Leah Noe
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Emily Hines

on 17 March 2015

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Transcript of The Five Cannons of Rhetoric

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Non-Artistic
laws
contracts
witnesses
torture
oaths
Three Parts to Memory:
The Five Canons of Rhetoric
The Canons
Special Topics
Common Topics
Arrangement
Invention
Definition of Canon
"A criterion, or standard of judgement"
(merriam-webster.com).
The Canons ask: "Is the discourse effective?"
Background
The Five Canons of Rhetoric first appear in Cicero's work, Rhetorica ad Herennium. This piece consisted of four books which detailed the common rhetorical approach (changingminds.org).
Invention
Arrangement
Style
Memory
Delivery
Style
Memory
Delivery
Works Cited
Burton, Gideon O. "Memory." Memory. Brigham Young University, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2014.

"Canon." Def. 4b. Mirriam-webster.com. N.d. Print.

Howat, Shaunna K. Biblical Worldview Rhetoric I. Charleston: n.p., 2010. Print.

"The Five Canons of Rhetoric." Changing Minds. Changing Minds, n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.
Definition
Latin: Dispositio (organization)
"The systematical arrangement of the parts of a discourse" (Howat 26).
Format
Introduction
Statement of facts
Proof of Case
Refutation
Conclusion
Definition
"Argument used in certain types of discourse" (Howat 26).
Closing arguments in courts of law
Wedding speeches
Latin:inventio (discovery)
"method for finding topics or arguments"
(Howat 25).
The ability of the speaker to memorize the discourse
The speakers capability of proper quotation and following the rules of rhetoric
Funeral speeches
Uses
Other ceremonial speeches
Writing and speaking in a way that the audience remembers the discourse
Types
Low (Plain)
Middle (Forcible)
High (Florid)
Definition
Definition
Latin: elocutio (to speak)
"the adaption of suitable words and sentences to the matter" (Howat 27)
Definition
"Argument used for any occasion or type of speech" (Howat 26).
Uses
graduations
political speeches
Ex: it can be told anywhere that fits the occasion with small adaptions
Very generic
Definition
"Graceful regulation of voice, countenance, and gesture as one speaks" (Howat 26).
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