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The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
The Basics Of Rhetoric
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  • 1. AN INTRODUCTION The Basics of Rhetoric
  • 2. <ul><li>A FEW DEFINITIONS TO KNOW </li></ul>What is Rhetoric?
  • 3. Definitions of Rhetoric <ul><li>Aristotle’s Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the art of observing in any given case the “available means of persuasion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Definitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The study of effective speaking and writing.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Silva Rhetoricae </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“  The art of speaking or writing effectively” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Merriam-Webster </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The art of effective communication” ??? </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>3 THINGS TO CONSIDER </li></ul>The Major Players of Rhetoric
  • 5. Aristotle’s Ideas <ul><li>Author – the creator of the communication </li></ul><ul><li>Audience – the receiver of the communication </li></ul><ul><li>Subject – the topic of the communication </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>**NOTE: THAT WAS NOT A RHETORICAL QUESTION </li></ul>What is Rhetorical Analysis?
  • 7. The Components… <ul><li>Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis = identifying the parts or features of something and explaining how these features work together </li></ul>
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  • 9. Rhetorical Analysis <ul><li>Cameron’s definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking apart the components of a piece of communication to examine the techniques an author uses to get a point across. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication mediums – speaking, writing, visual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques of… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language (our major focus) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal inflections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>ASK 3 QUESTIONS </li></ul>So how do we start?
  • 11. 3 Rhetorical Questions <ul><li>1. What is the message? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How is the message being conveyed? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Why is the message being conveyed? </li></ul>
  • 12. Remember…

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