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Ramona Connors

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Transcript of Rhetoric

Rhetoric What is Rhetoric? "The art of using language effectively as to persuade or influence others, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques to this end; the study of principles and rules to be followed by a speaker or a writer striving for eloquence, especially as formulated by ancient Greek and Roman writers." -OED Um, English Please? Using language to convince others to believe what you
do, see things the way you do, and/or believe everything they say. OR... Using language to get your way. Rhetoric is not good, nor is it bad; it's simply a skill you must utilize if you want to influence others. Hiostorical Rhetorical Speakers Martin Luther King Jr. Hitler John F. Kennedy Malcolm X Barak Obama Ronald Wilson Reagan Hilary Diane Rodham Clinton 5 Cannons of Rhetoric Discovery/Invention Arrangment Style Memory Delivery The search for persuasive ways to present information and formulate arguments - Deduction and Induction. The organization fo the parts of a presentation to ensure that all the means of persuasion are present and properly disposed. The use of correct, appropriate, and remarkable language throughout the speech The use of mnemonics and practice practice practice. Presenting the message with effective gestures and vocal modulation.
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