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Rhetoric in Transition

Eugene E. White

Rhetoric in Transition

Studies in the Nature and Uses of Rhetoric

by Eugene E. White

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Published by Pennsylvania State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Linguistics (Specific Aspects),
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Arnold, Carroll C,
  • Oral communication,
  • Philosophy,
  • Rhetoric

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages181
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9643961M
    ISBN 100271002239
    ISBN 109780271002231

    While style is probably best learned through wide reading, comprehensive analysis and thorough practice, much can be discovered about effective writing through the study of some of the common and traditional devices of style and arrangement. Wherever and whenever a figure of speech is used in written texts and speech, it alters meanings of words. How are you sabotaging yourself? Asyndeton consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses.

    If you are not viewing this document inside of a frame, you should be! One way to do this is by asking a rhetorical question where the answer has the audience agreeing with you, perhaps even nodding their head in agreement. Compare: She likes pickles, olives, raisins, dates, pretzels. Foundation looks like an IEW type class.

    I would die if you asked me to sing in front of my parents. We do not expect this shock to be obliterative, dislocating to both body and mind. In a more important way, understatement should be used as a tool for modesty and tactfulness. Comparative Rhetoric: An Historical and Cr A Preface of Quotations Whoever desires for his writings or himself, what none can reasonably condemn,the favor of mankind, must add grace to strength, and make his thoughts agreeable as well as useful. Sometimes an asyndetic list is useful for the strong and direct climactic effect it has, much more emphatic than if a final conjunction were used.


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Sometimes a given device or trope will fall mainly into a single category, as for example an expletive is used mostly for emphasis; but more often the effects of a particular device are multiple, and a single one may operate in all three categories. The best example comes from President John F.

She likes pickles, olives, raisins, dates, and pretzels. A tool used in the course of rhetoric, employing specific sentence structure, sounds, and imagery to attain a desired response.

One way to do this is by asking a rhetorical question where the answer has the audience agreeing with you, perhaps even nodding their head in agreement. It's useful because it stimulates listener interest and creates a clear transition point in the speech. Since World War II traditional concepts of rhetoric have been undermined, producing a crisis of identity.

To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well. Answer a question with another rhetorical question.

Rather than waiting to address these questions following your speech e. My opponents think this water is drinkable, but I'm not sure I would drink it.

The connective tissue of a story is often the white space, which is not empty.

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Instead of the comfortable assumptions formerly shared by Aristotle, John Quincy Adams, Woodrow Wilson, and most academicians, many of today's humanists and some social scientists have become confused concerning the meaning, substance, and scope of rhetoric even concerning the distinction between the rhetorical and nonrhetorical.

Consider these famous examples and their impact on their audience. The repeated use of "nor" or "or" emphasizes alternatives; repeated use of "but" or "yet" stresses qualifications.

What Is a Rhetorical Device? Definition, List, Examples

The use of understatement allows you to show a kind of respect for your reader's understanding. When it was announced that the vending machines were going to have apples instead of Cheetos, and orange juice instead of Coke, the employees cried and bawled and sobbed and complained and whined and protested.

Rosenfield, Robert L. The most popular use of a rhetorical question is to engage your audience to think. Second, it gives speech a sense of order and clarity.

Rhetorical Device: Anadiplosis. Mentor, Tips on Using Transitions "After you have developed your essay into something like its final shape, you will want to pay careful attention to your transitions.

And it goes without saying that you should avoid the unprintable expletives. Rhetorical Device: Anaphora. First off, this devices makes information seem official and authoritative. In a few instances, especially with short sentences, the sentential adverb can be placed last: It was a hot day indeed.

All blonds are dumb. Invoke misdirection with a rhetorical question.Transition. The book mentions the need to keep an eyes on smooth transitions between paragraphs but has no dedicated paragraph on transitions, and as far as I remember close to no discussion of transitions.

Examples would be helpful. --Dan Polansky9 September (UTC) References/links to. Oct 07,  · (If this whole concept fascinates you, Penn State professor Jeremy Engels argues in his book Enemyship that the US founders used some of these techniques in the post-Revolutionary War period to transition away from the destabilizing rhetoric of revolution and to instead foster the stability of a common (national) identity.

A takeaway: relying. “It was at this point that the transition was first made to the conception that rhetoric was a teachable skill, that it could, usually in return for a fee, be passed from one skilled performer on to others, who might thereby achieve successes in their practical life that would otherwise have.

Five of the ten chapters in this contributed book address the nature of the phenomenon we call rhetoric, and five concern the useful or valuable application of theory to the practical employment of rhetoric (in politics and public affairs, in social and natural science, in religious and ethical teachings, in ceremony, and in literature).Cited by: Jan 19,  · This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing.

Note:. Comparative Rhetoric is the first book to offer a cross-cultural overview of rhetoric as a universal feature of expression, composition, and communication. It begins with a theory of rhetoric as a form of mental and emotional energy which is transmitted from a speaker or writer to an audienceor reader through a .