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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)

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

Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179-5179 Fall 2015
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Earlier announcements on the CourseSyllabus page

Project Evaluation

I'll be reviewing and evaluating your projects between Wed 21 Oct and the following Sunday.

If you have made significant revisions to any of your summaries and would like me to re-evaluate them, highlight the summaries you have changed. Use the Highlight markup: Format Bar > down arrows > Highlight. Or use bold markup to highlight the material.

For Tue 27 Oct

We're going to look at style in public micro-messenges, such as tweets, GIFs, Instagram images, or tumbler posts. We'll use to locate. collect, and comment on the rhetorical artifacts we're looking at.

If you would like get an advanced start, sign up for an account on, and work with the help stories and tutorials to discover how to use it. Browse the site to see how people use it. Try setting up a practice story, collecting some sources, organizing them, commenting on them ... For practice, you can save your work to Storify without publishing it to the world.

I'll post the full project on Tuesday so everyone can get a start.

For reference


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