Rhetoric and Evaluation

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Rhetoric and Evaluation 22/01/2008 14:05:00 Types of Rhetoric     - indirect statements/questions Rhetorical questions o “Are you deaf?” Really means – I said something and you did not hear it or are  ignoring it. Please respond. How can we infer this so effortlessly? Tone Context o “How stupid are you?” Over/under statement o Meant to emphasize something “I’m dead” “We should look in to that” said of… JFK’s assassination A rapidly expanding tumor Violation of quality Irony and sarcasm Metaphors and similes o Ask us to apply our concept of some object to another object which  normally falls outside that concept “He’s a dog” Implies that he is not socially acceptable o Meant to be emotionally evocative Conversational Rules     *Rhetoric violates conversational rules* Quantity o Make your contribution informative AS REQUIRED (not too long)
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Quality o Make your contribution true Don’t lie Don’t bluff Don’t make claims without evidence
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHIL 1504 taught by Professor Cbhaufe during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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