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Rhetoric :D

Definition-Purposes-Uses-Where It Is Used

Erin Peterson

on 20 August 2011

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Transcript of Rhetoric :D

Rhetoric Rhetoric... Rhetoric... What Is Rhetoric? Lets Find Out :D Etymology: Middle English rethorik... from Anglo-French rethorique... from Latin rhetorica... from Greek rhetorike, literally, art of oratory.... from feminine of rhetorikos of an orator... from rhetor orator... rhetorician, from eirein to say, speak... 1 : the art of speaking or writing effectively: as a : the study of principles and rules of composition formulated by critics of ancient times b : the study of writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion
2 a : skill in the effective use of speech b : a type or mode of language or speech; also : insincere or grandiloquent language
3 : verbal communication : discourse Aristotilian Appeal: Ethos

Ethos is an appeal based on the character of the speaker. An ethos-driven document relies on the reputation of the author. Logos is appeal based on logic or reason. Documents distributed by companies or corporations are logos-driven. Scholarly documents are also often logos-driven. Pathos

Pathos is an appeal based on emotion. Advertisements tend to use pathos often. Pathos, Ethos, & Logos are not Rhetorical Strategies Then What are rhetorical strategies? :O "I Don't Know you Tell Me..." OKAY:D Rhetorical Strategies Are: "I Still Dont Get It" :D -_- Allusions.. Anecdotes.. Metaphors.. Similies.. Diction.. Syntax.. Hyperboles.. Onomatopoeia.. Alliteration.. Symbolism.. Point of View.. Etc! "So Basically The AP Terms List of Rhetorical Strategies?" :3 No... With that terms list though, what would be helpful is going through the entire list and categorizing what ARE and what ARE NOT rhetorical strategies :] "But why?" o.O; Well because.. Rhetorical Strategies are tools used by rhetors in order to add depth and dimension to an argument (As was already mentioned) and without them arguments wouldn't be convincing or manipulative so they are important, as are the other terms that are not Rhetorical Strategies they fall under their own category and help people THINK more critically. "Oh Okay, I Shall Spread The Word!" :D Spread it!! >:O Rhetoric & Rhetorical Stategies! Tools that a rhetor uses in order to add depth and dimension to an argument
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