Abstract1 - Carly Geller Section 305 The Rhetorical...

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Carly Geller Section 305 The Rhetorical Situation Abstract In “The Rhetorical Situation,” Lloyd Bitzer aims to focus on the situational aspect of the rhetorical tradition rather than simply the ways that humans use symbols to affect those around them. Many theorists ignore the fact that discourse is highly situational- dependent within the rhetorical theory. Moreover, situations are not always accompanied by discourse, but discourse is a result of situations. The thesis that Bitzer unveils expresses that rhetorical discourse indicates the presence of an issue that needs to be addressed persuasively, also known as a rhetorical situation. There is a direct relationship between the situation and the discourse. This article especially focuses on the rhetorical tradition’s cannon of “delivery” since the way in which a rhetorical situation is addressed focuses on the way the discourse is conveyed. In order to support the thesis, Bitzer argues that one must take into account their
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