lecture 1 - Rhetoric-things are not as they appear Tuscan...

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Rhetoric-things are not as they appear Tuscan Tragedy Asking people to take responsibility for words o Rhetoric can fire people up What was the motive for the shooting? o Want to know why so we can keep it from happening again o For closure o How did he slip through cracks of college system Reason Something that explains/justifies what you’re doing Someone that’s rational, moral (assume they used ration) Talk about as basis for action Explains why Talk about as basis for action Explains why Cause No reason, crazy, malfunction in brain Impelled -if Grifford were to recover would get elected to Senate like that and be powerful politician -John McCain POW story- type of rhetoric -through tragedy, find triumph Llyod Bitzer “The Rhetorical Situation” Certain situations “demand” a response o National tragedy president HAS to respond Successful rhetoricians perform a “fitting response”
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1. Rhetorical discourse comes into existence as a response to situation
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course COMMRC 12179 taught by Professor Lyne during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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