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Islands in the Mainstream

One of the paradoxes of rhetorical inquiry is that it tends to disqualify the very activity on which it is founded. Beginning with Plato’s skepticism of its merit, inquiry into the practice of rhetoric has long been mediated by the constant need among rhetoricians to provide a solid, indisputable account of its worth. 753 more words

Mas Rhetorica

Don't Tread on Me - Guns, Graphs, and Government

For my AP Government class every student took a political compass test that placed them somewhere on a chart similar to the one here.  Not knowing what to expect, I was a little surprised to find myself far into the bottom right of the chart.  308 more words

Ecphonesis

Ecphonesis (ec-pho-nee’-sis): An emotional exclamation.

Pat: “My head is on fire!”

Sam: “So is your imagination.”

  • Post your own ecphonesis on the “Comments” page!

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

Figures Of Speech

New Journal: Eris: An International Journal of Argumentation and Debate

From the Journal homepage:

In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of discord, strife, and quarrel. Aesop warned that Eris should be left undisturbed since combating Eris could cause it to intensify.

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CFP

CFP: “BUILDING CONSENSUS. RHETORIC BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT”

CALL FOR PANELS/PAPERS

“BUILDING CONSENSUS. RHETORIC BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT”

Palermo, 15-18th April 2015

The aim of this conference is to encourage an interdisciplinary investigation of the role of rhetoric and discursive processes in the realization of democracy and its eventual degenerations. 312 more words

CFP

Rhetoric: 10/21/14

Assignment due: 10/28/14

  • Find 5-10 examples each of pathos, logos and ethos from the excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
  • Find a speech that you would like to use for your speech analysis.  
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Rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric Response

1. In this Coca-Cola advertisement they are targeting a wide audience due to the heading, “In any language”, so they are targeting an international audience. The more specific audiences are young parents that appreciate the beauty and innocence of the picture. 203 more words