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Who said: "Rhetoric is a branch of communication theory that is concerned with the production and reception of persuasive and informative discourse"

Dr. Smith

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What is the negative conotation of rhetoric?

Empty and inflammatory. Brings about emotion without reason.

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Eloquence

a person with excellent rhetorical skill: a good speaker or communicator

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"There is no institution devised by man which the power of speech has not helped us establish" was said by

Isocrates

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How is rhetoric necessary?

builds community, shares beliefs, and shares action

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who related practice, criticism and theory to the fruit of a tree?

Dr. Smith

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Where else do we rhetorical communication?

Media

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The core of rhetorical education in

imitation guided by principles

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Parts of rhetorical education

1. Character Enculturation
2. Extensive Knowledge of human culture and inquiry
3.Writing and revising own writing

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What was a progymnasmata

a series of rhetorical writing and speech exercises for students to perform

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Poor methods of education lead to

weak and/or unethical rhetoric

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Who wrote "Dialogue on Oratory"

The Roman historian, Tacitus

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Tacitus lived when?

between 56 and 120 AD

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Who was born 150 years before Tacitus

Cicero

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Tacitus's "Dialogue on Oratory" is focussed on

eloquence, or effective and beautiful communication

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When was aristotle's lifetime

384-322BC

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How did Aristotle view rhetoric?

that it was important for elite greeks to know about, but not necessarily to practice themselves since they were trained to be thinkers, not public figures

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What is aristotle's most well known theory?

the 3 appeals

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What is argued by aristotle as the ethical core of rhetoric?

logic/argumentation

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Aristotle viewing ethos and pathos through a logos lens

Ethos and pathos appeals were tyes of logical argument that strengthened the ethos of the rhetor or engaged the emotions and values of the audience

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4 components to analyzing pathos

1. stimulus
2. audience
3. emotion
4. object

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stimulus

rhetorical strategy

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object of the emotion

where it is directed

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logos

meaning and message as a whole

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claim

the core or anchor of the argument, the conclusion

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data

what supports the claim, the rationale

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arrangement

the relations between claims

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who wrote: "Of Proficience and Advancement of Learning Divine and Huamn"

Francis Bacon

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Who wrote "The Art of Rhetoric"

John Holmes

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"The duty and office of rhetoric is to apply reason to imagination for the better moving of the will"

Francis Bacon