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AN INTRODUCTION The Basics of Rhetoric
<ul><li>A FEW DEFINITIONS TO KNOW </li></ul>What is Rhetoric?
Definitions of Rhetoric <ul><li>Aristotle’s Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the art of observing in any given case the “...
<ul><li>3 THINGS TO CONSIDER </li></ul>The Major Players of Rhetoric
Aristotle’s Ideas <ul><li>Author – the creator of the communication </li></ul><ul><li>Audience – the receiver of the commu...
<ul><li>**NOTE: THAT WAS NOT A RHETORICAL QUESTION </li></ul>What is Rhetorical Analysis?
The Components… <ul><li>Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis = identifying the parts or fe...
 
Rhetorical Analysis <ul><li>Cameron’s definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking apart the components of a piece of commun...
<ul><li>ASK 3 QUESTIONS </li></ul>So how do we start?
3 Rhetorical Questions <ul><li>1.  What is the message? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How is the message being conveyed? </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. AN INTRODUCTION The Basics of Rhetoric
  2. 2. <ul><li>A FEW DEFINITIONS TO KNOW </li></ul>What is Rhetoric?
  3. 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. 4. <ul><li>3 THINGS TO CONSIDER </li></ul>The Major Players of Rhetoric
  5. 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. 6. <ul><li>**NOTE: THAT WAS NOT A RHETORICAL QUESTION </li></ul>What is Rhetorical Analysis?
  7. 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>
  8. 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>
  9. 10. <ul><li>ASK 3 QUESTIONS </li></ul>So how do we start?
  10. 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>
  11. 12. Remember…
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