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The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
The Basics Of Rhetoric Revised
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  • 1. An introduction
    The Basics of Rhetoric
  • 2. A few definitions to know
    What is Rhetoric?
  • 3. 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” ???
  • 4. 3 things to consider
    The Major Players of Rhetoric
  • 5. Aristotle’s Ideas
    Author – the creator of the communication
    Audience – the receiver of the communication
    Subject – the topic of the communication
  • 6. **Note: that was not a rhetorical question
    What is Rhetorical Analysis?
  • 7. The Components…
    Rhetoric = effective speaking and writing
    Analysis = identifying the parts or features of something and explaining how these features work together
  • 8.
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Ask 3 questions
    So how do we start?
  • 11. 3 Rhetorical Questions
    1. What is the message?
    2. How is the message being conveyed?
    3. Why is the message being conveyed?
  • 12. Rhetorical Modes
    Description & Narration
    Process Analysis – explaining how to do something, presenting steps or events in order.
    Illustration – using examples to back up an idea
    Comparison & Contrast
    Cause & Effect Analysis – looking for causes and analyzing consequences
    Classification – arrangement of info. into groups or categories
  • 13. Rhetorical Modes, continued
    Definition – conveying the full meaning of a word that is central to a writer’s or culture’s ideas.
    Argumention/Persuasion – convincing someone to join our side of the issue or take action to advance our cause.
    Centered around a main proposition or claim
  • 14. How to Read a Visual Text
    O – overview – What is the visual about?
    P – parts – What elements/details seem important?
    T – title – Does the visual have a title?
    I – interrelationships – How do the above elements relate to each otherand connect?
    C – conclusion – Draw a conclusion. What does the visual mean? What is its message?
  • 15. Remember…
    Rhetoric is all around us…

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