If you cant be with the one you love love the one youre with I didnt desert the

If you cant be with the one you love love the one

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If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with I didn’t desert the Democratic party; the Democratic party deserted me Implied chiasmus: In Central Park today, I saw a bunch of nuts collecting squirrels Suddenly in the middle of the flock, the cook is goosed Time is fun when you are having flies 8 Consubstantiality
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o Identification ideally leads to consubstantiality---which leads to action o Consubstantiality definition: a product or state of identification that leads an individual to see things from the perspective of a target o Example: people who are all wearing Purdue things have something in common The state of when 2 or more people find common ground 1 "Argument is War." 2 "Time is Money." 1 Kenneth Burke o Primary theorist of identification Identification ideas: you have to know something about the audience---requires division in order to work; compensates for and requires division paradox---ideally leads to consubstantiality which is ideally the goal which leads to action o Connected literary criticism and rhetorical criticism---how does the beauty of speech itself have an effect on us o Persuasion: "causing the audience to identify itself with the speaker's interests…even when their interests are not joined, if it assumes that they are, or is persuaded to believe so." o Identification definition: "here is perhaps the simplest case of persuasion. You persuade a man only insofar as you can talk his language by speech, gesture, tonality, order, image, attitude, idea, identifying your ways with his." 2 Rhetorical Situation o Bitzer (1968) o "The Rhetorical Situation": a context of factors that strongly invite utterance The situation actually calls rhetoric into existence A situation where someone is responding to the messages being presented to them Do they adequately meet the demands of the situation? How do we understand the strategic use of symbols? o Three elements of a rhetorical situation: Exigency Some defect or some problem that can be addressed by discourse Sandy Hook Shooting, a lot of innocent children were killed What is the need or problem that caused the situation to be Audience Necessary factor for the practice of rhetoric
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Constraints The variables to which the speaker must adapt o Examples: Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent---rhetorical situation is appearance versus talent Exigencies---everyone doubted her because she does not look like a singer, she is 47 years old, she has a weird personality Constraints---audience has to like her, she can get voted off by the three judges, unfamiliar venue for her Audience---everyone stood up after she started signing because she broke through their expectations, did not expect her to be that good She had more adequate response to the rhetorical situation/exigencies that she faced, audience expected her to fail 3 Dialectic o what Plato believed was the best way of reaching knowledge and
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