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Test I elocutio - Rhetoric 2 study guide I I. Dispositio...

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Rhetoric 2 study guide I I. Dispositio – FLEXIBILITY IS THE KEY TO DISPOSITIO A. The nature of order To be able to make the unseen seen, The nature of order is fearful symmetry. Beauty and ability to be shredded are both in the Tiger. B. Order as a form of proof Dispositio proper - Context, weight, and sequence. Mythos - our story ordered, Ethos – what comes first? Competent sequencing Pathos – order in how to respond. Appropriate weight to things Logical argument – See the relationship between things Some arrangements are better for some groups than for others. How does the order have to change with an educated and uneducated audience? Cicero – the SANDWITCH order. strong argument, weakest argument, strong argument C. Incarnational principles governing Dispositio Quintilian – Dispositio is to oratory as generalship is to war. Dispositio is in charge, and gives the orders, isn't on the front lines, not in total control once the battle begins it needs to adapt to the situation. Principles not formula drive dispositio Spencer – S.I.T. before you stand. Incarnational principles from Jesus that we should mimic in speech acts. Rosenstock-Huessy – expect to be transformed. 1. Temporary Abdication of Power [LaRusso] To give up the power we want. Mandate – love on Method – love in Motive – Love for a. Mandate to love on the level of others , person to person not king to servant, or person to bug. Adults crouch when speaking with children. It doesn't mean that we're better than them, just that we're giving up what power we do have. b. Prepare for misunderstandings. What is lost in the translation of thoughts to something usable for speech? c. Embrace humility – discernment in what powers to give up, not always needing to speak d. Resist manipulation – You're less likely to manipulate someone when you're not speaking. It's not about others, it's about seeing who you are, and speaking when needed. a'Kempis – No man can live in the public eye without risk to his soul unless he would prefer to be silent.
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2. Identification The method: Love in their experience To love the other's experience. NOT just searching for common ground. One of God's purposes for our imagination is to be able to get inside other people DEEP identification Part of being human is being able to identify with EVERY other human, the fundamental unifying principle is that we're made in God's image. Chesterton – the story of father Brown. He got to know the murderer so well that he himself became a murderer. Burke Solzhenitsyn – If I were Stalin I would've don it too Ueland – Imagination allows us to write stories because we can become the characters 3. Service The motive : Leave the glory for God. Merton
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Westmont.

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