Rhetoric PPT - Rhetoric the use of words and symbols to...

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Rhetoric “the use of words and symbols to achieve a goal” “Rhetorical consciousness” Awareness of excellence in speechmaking
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Earliest Rhetorical Teachers--Greeks Corax the  Tisias the  student 476  B.C. Greek Sophists  “wisdom bearer” Both sides debate Plato Rhetoric for good of the state Aristotle Rhetoric is an  art  that can be  taught “The Rhetoric”   handbook General probability
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Aristotle Rhetoric is the faculty of observing in any given situation all available means of persuasion Genre-Aristotle categorized according to the role listeners must play after hearing the speech-AUDIENCE CENTERED Aristotle's genres are still used today with generic criticism Means of persuasion: Ethos-character/ethical appeals Logos-logical appeals Pathos-emotional appeals
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Aristotle Genre (issues) Time Place Purpose Current categories/ genres Epideictic (special occasion)
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course COM 135 taught by Professor Lauth during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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