First of all… audience is NOT, I repeat, NOT fiction. If the audience were fiction, there would be no reason to give writing voice. We give voice, reasoning, entertainment and even rhetoric, to enlighten the reader, not ourselves. 835 more words
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“I’m going to drill the five-paragraph structure into you until you can write a 20-minute essay in your sleep. You’ll need it to do well on the SATs, ACTs, and APs so you can get into a good university,” said my high school AP Lit teacher. 1,056 more words
Meet the patron saint of the week: Walter J. Ong.
Ong believed in the power of the word. He was also an American Jesuit Priest. His primary interest was exploring how the transition from orality to literacy influenced culture and changed human consciousness, which influenced the world of typography. 177 more words
The following excerpts are taken from an article by Walter Ong titled, “Romantic Difference and Technology.” The essay can be found in Ong’s Rhetoric, Romance, and Technology: Studies in the Interaction of Expression and Culture… 739 more words