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An introduction<br />The Basics of Rhetoric<br />
A few definitions to know<br />What is Rhetoric? <br />
Definitions of Rhetoric<br />Aristotle’s Definition:<br />the art of observing in any given case the “available means of p...
3 things to consider<br />The Major Players of Rhetoric<br />
Aristotle’s Ideas<br />Author – the creator of the communication<br />Audience – the receiver of the communication<br />Su...
**Note: that was not a rhetorical question<br />What is Rhetorical Analysis?<br />
The Components…<br />Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing<br />Analysis = identifying the parts or features of someth...
Rhetorical Analysis<br />Cameron’s definition:<br />Breaking apart the components of a piece of communication to examine t...
Ask 3 questions<br />So how do we start?<br />
3 Rhetorical Questions<br />1.  What is the message?<br />2. How is the message being conveyed?<br />3. Why is the message...
Rhetorical Modes<br />Description & Narration<br />Process Analysis – explaining how to do something, 	presenting steps or...
Rhetorical Modes, continued<br />Definition – conveying the full meaning of a word 	that is central to a writer’s or cultu...
How to Read a Visual Text<br />O – overview – What is the visual about?<br />P – parts – What elements/details seem import...
Remember…<br />Rhetoric is all around us…<br />
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  1. 1. An introduction<br />The Basics of Rhetoric<br />
  2. 2. A few definitions to know<br />What is Rhetoric? <br />
  3. 3. Definitions of Rhetoric<br />Aristotle’s Definition:<br />the art of observing in any given case the “available means of persuasion<br />Other Definitions:<br />“The study of effective speaking and writing.”<br />-Silva Rhetoricae<br />“ The art of speaking or writing effectively”<br />Merriam-Webster<br />“The art of effective communication” ???<br />
  4. 4. 3 things to consider<br />The Major Players of Rhetoric<br />
  5. 5. Aristotle’s Ideas<br />Author – the creator of the communication<br />Audience – the receiver of the communication<br />Subject – the topic of the communication<br />
  6. 6. **Note: that was not a rhetorical question<br />What is Rhetorical Analysis?<br />
  7. 7. The Components…<br />Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing<br />Analysis = identifying the parts or features of something and explaining how these features work together<br />
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  9. 9. Rhetorical Analysis<br />Cameron’s definition:<br />Breaking apart the components of a piece of communication to examine the techniques an author uses to get a point across.<br />Communication mediums – speaking, writing, visual<br />Techniques of…<br />Language (our major focus)<br />Images<br />Verbal inflections<br />
  10. 10. Ask 3 questions<br />So how do we start?<br />
  11. 11. 3 Rhetorical Questions<br />1. What is the message?<br />2. How is the message being conveyed?<br />3. Why is the message being conveyed?<br />
  12. 12. Rhetorical Modes<br />Description & Narration<br />Process Analysis – explaining how to do something, presenting steps or events in order.<br />Illustration – using examples to back up an idea<br />Comparison & Contrast<br />Cause & Effect Analysis – looking for causes and analyzing consequences<br />Classification – arrangement of info. into groups or categories<br />
  13. 13. Rhetorical Modes, continued<br />Definition – conveying the full meaning of a word that is central to a writer’s or culture’s ideas.<br />Argumention/Persuasion – convincing someone to join our side of the issue or take action to advance our cause. <br />Centered around a main proposition or claim<br />
  14. 14. How to Read a Visual Text<br />O – overview – What is the visual about?<br />P – parts – What elements/details seem important?<br />T – title – Does the visual have a title?<br />I – interrelationships – How do the above elements relate to each otherand connect?<br />C – conclusion – Draw a conclusion. What does the visual mean? What is its message?<br />
  15. 15. Remember…<br />Rhetoric is all around us…<br />
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