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Rhetoric Rhetorical Michele fuco French discipline and punish o We should admit rather than power produces knowledge o Not power is knowledge Definitions of Rhetoric o Plato skillfull leading of the soul (to heaven) Giving rhetoric a moral component and should be used for good and common wealth of all people o Aristole available means of persuasion Points to the here and now symbolizing when rhetoric should be used Berlos model of communication o Source—(encodes) message channel—(decodes) receiver Lloyd Bitzer – Rhetorical Situation o Exigency when you feel a need to respond o Audience group of people you think can help you do something o Constraints obstacles that are in your way keeping you from being persuasive Kenneth Burke o Pentad Act what happened? Scene where/when Agent who Agency how EFFICACY your ability to act Purpose why
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Rhetoric that has GOOD FORM will transcended space and time o 3 S’ to good form Simple direct, straightforward Symmetry balanced and proportioned Structured organized, composition Cicerro o Rhetorical Canons Invention Arrangement Style Delivery Memory How do you do rhetorical criticism? o 1) pick a text o 2) pick a method o 3)apply method to text o 4) to discuss Methods o Formal criticism form o Neo classical criticism/neo artilisian deals with specific audience/ no universal form o Semiotics signs and symbols, metaphors, rules, emblems, representation—memory o Social criticism relationship, identity o Value analysis positive, negative Implied vs. concrete
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o Narrative analysis story themes PERPETEIA moments in which there is a reversal of fortune/plot twist o Psychoanalytic attitudes, beliefs, values, needs Id, ego, super ego o Ideological criticism Maria Miller Stewart essay bout franklin hall speech Religious and political Wasn’t ok for women to give political speeches but they were allowed to give political speeches 3 forms of exigence o Husband died o Swindled away estate by white lawyers o Mentor david walker found dead Religious illusion black jeremiad o Suffering leads to salvation o Judgment to the oppressors o Becomes path and sacred story o Propechy Structured analogy o Sire/Syrians o Indians/pilgrims Analogical framework moves African Americans from a position of victims cast apart
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course COMM 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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