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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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for Tue 18 Oct

Read Longaker, Style, pp 136 - 156. Come with questions and ready to work in class with concepts of register (p 142ff) and figures , pp 144ff.

In-class exercise in identifying tropes and schemes.

for Tues Oct 25

Will be posted Weds or Thurs: Exercise in collecting tweets or GIFs that exemplify figures of thought (pp 153-156) Four figures, two examples of each.


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