Rhetorical Criticism-2010

Rhetorical Criticism-2010 - RhetoricalCriticism

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Rhetorical Criticism           Seeks to understand how (and how well)  symbolic artifacts   produce meaning for men through the interpretation process   In a speech,  symbolic artifacts  include: words, phrases, images,  gestures, delivery, rhetorical devices and even individual phonemes   Several major approaches to rhetorical crit have been developed  and include the  narrative metaphoric genre pentadic cluster  and  ideographic  criticism.
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Rhetorical Analysis   An analysis of a specific text (either written or oral) that  seeks to understand the motive and means of the  work as a  whole  through the breakdown, understanding, and analysis of  the  sum of its parts   A good analysis considers the ways in which  the speaker,  the speech situation, the speaker s purpose, the audience   and the speaker s  argument  work together to produce an  effect in the audience.
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Basic Questions for Rhetorical  Analysis What is the  rhetorical situation ?  What occasion gives rise to the need or 
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