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Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

by Robert J. Connors

  • ISBN: 9780195115420
  • ISBN10: 0195115422

Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

by Robert J. Connors

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 4
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780195115420
  • ISBN10: 0195115422
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Description: PrefaceI. INTRODUCTIONRhetorical Analysis of a Magazine AdHomer, " The Envoys Plead with Achilles"Analysis of "The Envoys Plead with Achilles"A Brief Explanation of Classical RhetoricThe Five Canons of RhetoricThe Three Kinds of Persuasive DiscourseThe Relevance and Importance of Rhetoric for Our TimesII. DISCOVERY OF ARGUMENTSFormulating a ThesisThe Three Modes of PersuasionThe Appeal to ReasonPrinciples of DefinitionOther Methods of DefinitionThe SyllogismThe EnthymemeThe ExampleThe FallaciesThe Ethical AppealThe Emotional AppealThe TopicsThe Common TopicsSpecial TopicsManuel Bilsky, McCrea Hazlett, Robert E. Streeter, and Richard M. Weaver: "Looking for an Argument"Richard L. Larson: "A Plan for Teaching Rhetorical Invention"External Aids to InventionBiographyBooks of Quotations and ConcordancesBiblical ConcordancesIndexes to PeriodicalsOther Periodical IndexesHandbooksDictionariesOther Specialized DictionariesBibliographiesSome Bibliographical Guides to Various DisciplinesAnnual BibliographiesSyntopiconAn Illustration of the Use of the Search StrategyReadingsRachel Carson: "The Obligation to Endure"Topical Analysis of Rachel Carson's "The Obligation to Endure"Socrates' ApologyAnalysis of the Topics in "Socrates' Apology"Obituary for Katharine Sergeant WhiteAn Analysis of the Topics in Katherine Sergeant White's ObituaryJames Madison: "The Federalist, No. 10"Mark Ashin: "The Argument of Madison's 'Federalist, #10'"Edmund Burke: "Letter to a Noble Lord"Thomas Henry Huxley: "Science and Culture"Matthew Arnold: "Literature and Science"III. ARRANGEMENT OF MATERIALThe Parts of a DiscourseIntroductionStatement of FactConfirmationRefutationConclusionConcluding Remarks on ArrangementReadingsThomas A. Sancton, "Planet of the Year"Analysis of the Arrangement in Thomas A. Sancton's "Planet of the Year"Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Letter from Birmingham Jail"Analysis of the Arrangements of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"Henry David Thoreau: "Civil Disobedience"IV. STYLEGrammatical CompetenceChoice of DictionAn Adequate VocabularyPurity, Propriety, and Precision of DictionComposition of the SentenceStudy of StyleKind of DictionLength of SentencesKinds of SentencesVariety of Sentence PatternsSentence EuphonyArticulation of SentencesFigures of SpeechParagraphingA Student Report on a Study of StyleFigures of SpeechThe SchemesThe TropesConcluding Remarks on the Figures of SpeechImitationTestimonies about the Value of ImitationRollo Walter Brown: "How the French Boy Learns to WriteExercises in ImitationReadingsHugh Blair: "Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of The SpectatorJohn F. Kennedy: "Inaugural Address"The Editors of The New Yorker: "John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address"Analysis of the Style of John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address"A Paragraph by Virginia Woolf to be Analyzed for StyleAn Analysis of the Style of the Paragraph by Virginia WoolfAnalysis of Style as Persuasion in the "Letter from Birmingham Jail by Richard P. FulkersonV. THE PROGYMNASMATAA Sequence of AssignmentsVI. A SURVEY OF RHETORICClassical RhetoricsRhetoric During the Middle AgesSome Continental RhetoriciansEnglish Vernacular Rhetorics of the Sixteenth CenturyEnglish Rhetorics of the Seventeenth CenturyEnglish Rhetorics of the Eighteenth CenturyRhetoric in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesBibliographyIndex
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