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Rhetoric

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Petra Lange

on 3 September 2014

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Transcript of Rhetoric

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"So let rhetoric be defined as the faculty of discovering in any given case the available means of persuasion."
Aristotle
Rhetoric
Arrangement (Organization)
STRUCTURE
Style
Diction: word choice
Rhetorical Triangle (Aristotlean Triad)
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/
Introducing Rhetoric
Message
Writer
or
Speaker
Audience
creating a
dynamic
relationship
the way people produce texts to create and communicate meaning
what is being said?
Who is saying it?
Who is hearing it?
How does this visual metaphor represent rhetoric?
audience: to whom is the message intended?
message's exigence: what is the urgency or relevance? why write?
writer's purpose: where should the reader end up?
FUNCTION
naming text's components based on
where they come from
in the composition: beginning, middle, end or introduction, body, conclusion, etc.
naming text's components according to
what role they play in assisting the writing to
accomplish a purpose with an audience
seeing how the part invite the audience to
participate in the construction of meaning
Syntax: sentence fluency
Imagery: language that appeals to the senses
Figurative Language: phrases not meant to be taken literally (hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification)
Tone: the writer's attitude toward his or her subject
Persona: the way you come across as a person to your writers
context: a sense of time, place , and situation
What would be a better visual metaphor for style?
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