President Barack Obama ran a successful presidential campaign in 2008 on an idealistic and pretentious rhetoric. Now, almost two years since his inauguration, President Obama has shown through his policy that the reality differs from his pre-election rhetoric. Where is the hope and change that Barac...
Ideology: an ideology is a set of ideas that constitutes one's goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things (compare worldview), as in common sense (see Ideology in everyday society below) and several philosophical tendencie...
A figure of speech is the use of a word or words diverging from its usual meaning. It can also be a special repetition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, simile, hy...
The Speech Acts in English Legal Texts
A Master Thesis Submitted to Graduate School, Southwest University of Political Science and Law
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Master Degree of Forensic Linguistics in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Analysis of the Rhetoric Device of Allusion in Hamlet
Allusion: An allusion is a figure of speech whereby the author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event, or literary work by way of a passing reference. It is up to the reader to make a connection to the subject being mentioned....
Jason H. Chang
Counteracting the Opposition
Julius Caesar was probably one of the most prominent figures in Roman history, known for his strong willed nature and commanding presence. In 44 BCE, Caesar was voted in to be Dictator perpetuo (often mistranslated as dictator for life).Worried that...
I had a Dream Speech – Stokely Carmichael
To reiterate what I said when I spoke recently at Berkeley, it’s a privilege and an honor to be in the white intellectual ghetto of the West – that is to say, the hallowed halls of public education. After so many years where it is said that the blac...
Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Page
Reading selections for this module:
Edlund, John R. “Three Ways to Persuade.” Expository Reading and Writing Course: Semester One. Long Beach: CA State UP, 2008. 29-32.
Edlund, John R. “Letters to the Editor in Response to ‘A Change of Heart...
The Chance for Peace speech was an address given by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 16, 1953, shortly after the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Speaking only three months into his presidency, Eisenhower likened arms spending to stealing from the people, and evoked William Jennin...
CrHow is Creon’s character introduced through his opening speech in the First Episode (lines 159-195) and how does this speech create tension?
Time spent: 2 hours
Starting in media res, the audience are informed of the death of Eteocles and Polyneices through the Oedipus’ family sisters, Antig...
Figures of Speech Used in Lesson 4
1) Man against man and creed against creed (P.14)
2) warmed to his work (P.20)
3) He brandished a biology text… (P.20)
4) with a man made by God in his image (P.21)
5) …and put here for His purpose as part of a...
Speech to Inform
Speech to inform is an important part of a communication. As a public Speaker we serve as interpreters of information and are called on to assemble, package and present information to other human being to turn information into knowledge.
Types of informative Speeches
Conservatives vs Liberals: The Merry-Go-Round of Political Party Rhetoric
“Liberals and conservatives are two gangs who have intimidated rational, normal thinking human beings in to not having a voice on television or in the culture. Liberals and conservatives are paradigms that mean nothing to...
1James Meredith (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmeredith.htm)
James Meredith was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on 25th June, 1933. While attending Jackson State College (1960-62) Meredith attempted to become the first African American to gain admission to the University of Mississippi....
Rhetorical Tradition Exam 3
Richard Weaver- Yellow sheet
• What persuades and influences people
• Major influence was Plato
• Wrote Ethics of Rhetoric
• Characteristics of Humans
o Ability to look at things symbolically
o Possibility of choice, ability to reason
• Limitations o...
Rhetorical Humor in American TV Dramas
Rhetorical devices are the typical representative of humor, and they are all related to ‘beauty’. They provide audience with understanding, discovering, and developing arguments for particular situations. Rhetoric is composed of a...
The Carnage of Just Speech
Section Eschenburg Thursday 9:00am
Topic B Aristophanes & Pericles
In Aristophanes’ play, “clouds”, there is a battle between the “old” and “new” way of going out about life. This can be seen through the...
* History of Public speaking
* rhetoric--the use of words and symbols to achieve a goal
* Frederick Douglass
* Lucretia Mott
* Fourth century b.c------ Greek rhetoric flourishes age of Aristotle
* Fifteenth century---- European clergy are the primary practione...
Chapter 5 notes
I. Formal Components of Narrative Rhetoric
II. In narrative rhetoric a story is told to make a point. In some cases the entire work of rhetoric is a story and the main point is implied. In other instances, the rhetor may use a number of small stories to make a...
Richard D. Horner
In Praise of Carbon, In Praise of Science: The Epideictic Rhetoric of the 1996 Noble Lectures in Chemistry
Casper, Christian F.Journal of Business and Technical Communication
This paper’s focus is based on a genre shift from the original template of research r...