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    • AN INTRODUCTION The Basics of Rhetoric
      • A FEW DEFINITIONS TO KNOW
      What is Rhetoric?
    • Definitions of Rhetoric
      • Aristotle’s Definition:
        • the art of observing in any given case the “available means of persuasion
      • Other Definitions:
        • “ The study of effective speaking and writing.”
          • -Silva Rhetoricae
        • “  The art of speaking or writing effectively”
          • Merriam-Webster
        • “ The art of effective communication” ???
      • 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER
      The Major Players of Rhetoric
    • Aristotle’s Ideas
      • Author – the creator of the communication
      • Audience – the receiver of the communication
      • Subject – the topic of the communication
      • **NOTE: THAT WAS NOT A RHETORICAL QUESTION
      What is Rhetorical Analysis?
    • The Components…
      • Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing
      • Analysis = identifying the parts or features of something and explaining how these features work together
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    • Rhetorical Analysis
      • Cameron’s definition:
        • Breaking apart the components of a piece of communication to examine the techniques an author uses to get a point across.
          • Communication mediums – speaking, writing, visual
          • Techniques of…
            • Language (our major focus)
            • Images
            • Verbal inflections
      • ASK 3 QUESTIONS
      So how do we start?
    • 3 Rhetorical Questions
      • 1. What is the message?
      • 2. How is the message being conveyed?
      • 3. Why is the message being conveyed?
    • Remember…