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    the public to a particular point of view. Heath defines rhetoric as the art of persuasion. Likewise Elwood defines rhetoric as “the communicative means that citizens use to lend significance to themselves and to extend that significance to others‚” claiming that public relations itself is a rhetorical practice. Sproul (1988) has his own explanation and description of the “new managerial rhetoric.” Sproul explains that historically‚ rhetoric has been a tool focused on more greatly‚ but not exclusively

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    Rhetorical Situation and Kairos Lloyd F. Bitzer described the concept of the rhetorical situation in his essay of the same name.1  The concept relies on understanding a moment called "exigence‚" in which something happens‚ or fails to happen‚ that compels one to speak out. For example‚ if the local school board fires a popular principal‚ a sympathetic parent might then be compelled to take the microphone at the meeting and/or write a letter to the editor. Bitzer defined the rhetorical situation

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    In 1967‚ Robert L. Scott started a seminal debate within the rhetoric community with his essay‚ “On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic.” His argument – rhetoric is epistemic - has been analyzed and/or criticized by many scholars. Scott himself followed up in 1976 with an article titled‚ “On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic: Ten Years Later” in order to address some of these concerns‚ and add to his original thoughts. Despite this follow-up‚ authors still continue criticize and defend his work. This essay

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    more of a convenient tool that can be used to help the individual. This idea is rampant in today’s culture‚ but dates back much further. The Sophists of ancient Greece were early examples of the loss of the importance of truth and the rise of empty rhetoric. These Sophists were teachers and public figures who were skilled in the art of persuasion. They originated from those who practiced oral traditions such as poets and public speakers. When the Greek democracy was formed‚ citizens stepped up to snatch

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    Melissa Mendoza A. Ackerman English 1C March 27‚ 2012 Rhetoric “ Everything you do to us will happen to you; we are your teachers‚ as you are ours. We are one lesson.” This quote is from the essay‚ “Am I blue?” by Alice Walker which is about her expericance on a ranch and the way her relationship with a horse named Blue becomes more than a helpless pet stuck in a small acre ranch‚ to real strong relationship that animals such as Blue‚ do have feelings like humans do and she finds her self wondering

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    Rhetoric is one of the main elements in print media. Its function is trying to grasp attention from a group of target audience. In this essay‚ I will focus on four rhetorical devices and explain their effectiveness. They are metaphor‚ cliché‚ overstatement and alliteration from an advertisement of OK! Weekly. On the other hand‚ pictures are always found in the print media. Therefore‚ I am going to analyze how effective they are and their relation to the words. OK! Weekly targeted on female audience

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    contexts from direct selling to clients to coaching‚ team building‚ appraising‚ motivating and leading” (Atkinson‚ 2012). Rhetoric is a tool that we can use throughout our careers and in our daily lives. I will be defining rhetoric‚ listing the benefits of persuasion‚ the five stages of the persuasion process‚ and how I feel persuasion will help me in my profession. Rhetoric is “the art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people”

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  • Rhetoric as Epistemic

    Rhetoric as commonly understood for centuries is the art of persuasion. Many have attempted to offer definitions of rhetoric which all lead to the art of persuasion and to some the art of trickery; because of this misuse of rhetoric it now bares negative connotations. Rhetoric is not simply the art of persuasion but also bares an epistemic function- it serves as a way to discover what is known and what can be known. Epistemic rhetoric‚ therefore‚ unlike the belief of many is an attempt to generate

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  • Contrastive rhetoric

    Contrastive rhetoric Contrastive rhetoric examines the influence of differences and similarities across cultures on students L2 writing. It is mainly concerned with the influence of the ESL learners’ culture and L1 language on their writing in target language. The concept of contrastive rhetoric was first investigated by Robert Kaplan (1966). In his article entitled “Cultural thought patterns in inter-cultural education”‚ Kaplan argues that the humans are influenced by the diversity of their

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  • The Power of Rhetoric

    The Power of Rhetoric Caesar was brutally murdered‚ and now Brutus and Antony present their funeral speeches with the purpose to make people believe in their own views on this murder. The central theme of Act 3‚ Scene 2 of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is the power of rhetoric. From this scene we are able to see the power that words can have—how they can awake emotions‚ manipulate opinions‚ and motivate actions. Through the essay I will be comparing Antony and Brutus speeches and their

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