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A definition of rhetoric
Here's a fairly modest but pragmatic, easy-to-hang-onto definition of rhetoric from Stoner and Perkins:

The art and science of creating and analyzing "messages that rely on verbal and nonverbal symbols that more or less intentionally influence social attitudes, values, beliefs, and actions." (6)

  • occasion
  • exigence
  • the type of discourse: forensic, deliberative, epideictic
  • forum and genre
  • cultural and historical context
  • presuppositions of shared ways of thinking

  • page layout
  • page flow
  • text flow
  • navigation
  • text
    • paragraphs
    • sentences
    • register


Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179/5179
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Thu 31 Oct

For Tue 5 Nov, Style, Part 2 EOF

Tue 5 Nov

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Thu 7 Nov

For Thurs - Tues - Observing: Daily

This is an on-going exercise: Work on it every day, a few times a day, as you encounter moments when you have free time or when something is notable.

1. Take every opportunity to re-compose and re-circulate messages on Twitter in various ways. Put Twitter through it's re-circulating/re-composing paces.

2. At the same time, gather notes and observations - neutral! stand outside! - concerning

Choose a way of capturing your observations or
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