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Presentational Argument

Encounter with an argument cap. The unstated warrant is carried by encountering the message at this place: A sidewalk outside of HS, leading to HMU. The stated warrant for a need to act is carried by "Limited Quantity !!!" and "still." The two phrases together also produce an argument for the value of the season tickets. On Flickr




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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 2016
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for Tue 27 Sep

for Tue 4 Oct

update 1 Oct 2016: Added a screencast of the Sep 27 homepage and a link to the Honors Council Lecture Series Lineup page. The webarchives are best to use for this. But the screencast is a good option.

Due Tues morning so we can discuss what you found in class at 12:30 pm.

Webarchive versions of the BSU Homepage
Mac: Click, and it might open in Safari. Otherwise, click to download the file, then drag the download to a Safari browser window.

Windows: You can download and install the Safari browser on Windows. Then click to download the file. Otherwise, try How to Open a Webarchive File on a PC.


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