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WRIT 220 January 7, 2008 - Rhetoric means effectively using language. - “text” originally meant “to weave” in latin - “rhapsodize” originally mean’t “to stitch together” transcendentalism- absolutes/transcending time and space socially constructionism- created within a time and space context - changeable - based on knowledge available at the time chronos- chronological: concept of time is linear kairos- kairotic - as things relate in time or space - “opportune moment” epideictic- speech written for rhetorical display - its purpose is to impress root word=eidetic - forming a vivid mental image teacher--->student socrates--->plato--->aristotle--->pliny - aristotle's academy known as the lyceum - he set out to prove that scientifically rhetoric could be a course of study, an art or science in its own right - rhetoric is used for large groups of people - the most famous and influential definition of rhetoric: "rhetoric is the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion." -
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course WRIT 220 taught by Professor Kessler during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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