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A definition of rhetoric
A 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)

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

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

Reference



Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179-5179 Fall 2015
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Course starts 25 Aug 12:30. Hs 109. Meets face to face weekly on Tuesdays. Assignments and exercises are required to be posted online at scheduled times.

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