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Slide deck for rhetoric unit (ELA A30).

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  • 1. WHAT Is RHETORIC?Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 2. Rhetoric “The art of persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques”Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 3. Rhetoric “The art of speaking (and writing)”Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 4. WESTERN PHILOSOPHY Let’s start where it all began...Saturday, 15 September, 12
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  • 8. PLATO Born: c. 428 BC Died: c. 348 BCSaturday, 15 September, 12
  • 9. PLATO’S REPUBLIC • Outlined the ‘ideal’ state, or government • Only a few are fit to rule • Philosopher kings • “Those who love the sight of truth” (Republic 475c) • Reason and wisdom should govern • Hello, universities!Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 10. ARISTOTLE Born: c. 384 BC Died: c. 322 BCSaturday, 15 September, 12
  • 11. ARISTOTLE’S POETICS & RHETORIC • Humans are experiential beings • We like to find out different things • We enjoy expressing ourselves • We laugh, cry and empathize/sympathize • Art is meant to be enjoyedSaturday, 15 September, 12
  • 12. VIEWS ON ART Very, very different views. Watch out, it might get ugly!Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 13. MIMESIS Imitation, representation, acting.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 14. Mimesis is good: Aristotle “Human beings are mimetic beings, feeling an urge to create texts (art) that reflect and represent reality”Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 15. Mimesis is bad: Plato “The poets...do not possess the knowledge of craftsmen and are mere imitators who copy again and again images of virtue and rhapsodize about them, but never reach the truth in the way the superior philosophers do”Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 16. CATHARSIS A production’s effect on the audience.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 17. Catharsis is good: Aristotle Showing emotion makes us feel better; it allows us to experience life more fully.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 18. Catharsis is bad: Plato Showing emotion means that you are weak. This isn’t a good quality to have if you are to be a respected leader.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 19. POETRY Art.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 20. Art is good: Aristotle Art makes us feel things; it makes us have a better understanding of our world.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 21. Good v. Bad Plato Aristotle Mimesis Bad Good Catharsis Bad Good Poetry Bad Good Score?Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 22. Modes of persuasion Ethos, logos and pathos.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 23. Ethos Appeal to the authority or honesty of the presenter. It is how well the presenter convinces the audience that he or she is qualified to present (speak) on a particular topic.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 24. Logos Logical appeal or the simulation of it, and the term logic derived from it. Describes facts and figures that support a speaker’s topic.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 25. Pathos An appeal to the audience’s emotions. It can be in the form of metaphor, simile, a passionate delivery, or even a simple claim that a matter is unjust.Saturday, 15 September, 12
  • 26. 3 Modes of Persuasion Logos Ethos PathosSaturday, 15 September, 12

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