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What Makes This Rhetorical?

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A persuasion of values. Deliberative rhetoric in visual depiction. Deliberative discourse is focused on the future, what will happen, choices that can be made for the future. The argument: Material things might change, but relationships will stay the same. Mom, a desk, homework to do while friends call to play outside.

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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

Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179-5179 Fall 2016
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6 Sep: No Day Classes

It looks like a long Labor Day weekend. The Academic Calendar shows that classes do not meet on 6 Sep. So we'll meet 13 Sep to get started with chapters 1 and 2, and analyzing the rhetorical situation.

for Tue 30 Aug 6 Sep 13 Sep


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