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What is Rhetoric

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Rhetoric Is...

 

The definition of rhetoric varies from many different forms. It contains the art or sciences of all literary uses of language, including the figures of speech. It can be formal etiquette. Rhetoric can be also used to show knowledge of speech. It improves social conditions and personal status and also can be used to express one’s thoughts or emotions.
Rhetoric can be used on many different occasions with several audiences. The book indicates five constituent arts. The first, invention, is the art of discovering things to say. Next, Arrangement is the art of organizing behavior, events, and information. Thirdly, style is the manner of expression. Then, memory is the art of recall of the ability to draw on education and experience when speaking or writing. Finally, delivery is an art or performance or presentation that has the ability to dramatize an idea, belief, emotion, situation, or state of mind. These five constituent arts are known by classical authors as the “canons” of rhetoric.
The definition of rhetoric varies from many different forms. It contains the art or sciences of all literary uses of language, including the figures of speech. It can be formal etiquette. Rhetoric can be also used to show knowledge of speech. It improves social conditions and personal status and also can be used to express one’s thoughts or emotions.
Rhetoric can be used on many different occasions with several audiences. The book indicates five constituent arts. The first, invention, is the art of discovering things to say. Next, Arrangement is the art of organizing behavior, events, and information. Thirdly, style is the manner of expression. Then, memory is the art of recall of the ability to draw on education and experience when speaking or writing. Finally, delivery is an art or performance or presentation that has the ability to dramatize an idea, belief, emotion, situation, or state of mind. These five constituent arts are known by classical authors as the “canons” of rhetoric.
The definition of rhetoric varies from many different forms. It contains the art or sciences of all literary uses of language, including the figures of speech. It can be formal etiquette. Rhetoric can be also used to show knowledge of speech. It improves social conditions and personal status and also can be used to express one’s thoughts or emotions.
Rhetoric can be used on many different occasions with several audiences. The book indicates five constituent arts. The first, invention, is the art of discovering things to say. Next, Arrangement is the art of organizing behavior, events, and information. Thirdly, style is the manner of expression. Then, memory is the art of recall of the ability to draw on education and experience when speaking or writing. Finally, delivery is an art or performance or presentation that has the ability to dramatize an idea, belief, emotion, situation, or state of mind. These five constituent arts are known by classical authors as the “canons” of rhetoric.
Rhetoric is a very influential style of writing pertaining to the way we conduct ourselves and express our well developed opinions. Rhetoric is personal and flexible. It allows us to communicate on a basic level with peers. Through trial and error, we learn personally what works and what does not. Although trial and error may result in frustration, we must remember that it is a learned process and we should continue to choose our own styles.
Rhetoric consists of five arts: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery (Laib 5). These arts allow us to discover, organize, express, recall, and present ones ideas effectively. With these learned elements, one can practice and perfect their own way of communicating through their own experiences. Rhetoric is our persuasive tool in which we hope to express opinions and ideas to the intended audience.
 
Sarah Mabe
Kaye Frye
Ashley Ward
           
           

The definition of rhetoric varies from many different forms. It contains the art or sciences of all literary uses of language, including the figures of speech. It can be formal etiquette. Rhetoric can be also used to show knowledge of speech. It improves social conditions and personal status and also can be used to express one’s thoughts or emotions.

Rhetoric can be used on many different occasions with several audiences. The book indicates five constituent arts. The first, invention, is the art of discovering things to say. Next, Arrangement is the art of organizing behavior, events, and information. Thirdly, style is the manner of expression. Then, memory is the art of recall of the ability to draw on education and experience when speaking or writing. Finally, delivery is an art or performance or presentation that has the ability to dramatize an idea, belief, emotion, situation, or state of mind. These five constituent arts are known by classical authors as the “canons” of rhetoric.

 Julia Pierce
Alex Wiebe
Brandon Jones
 
 
 

Deshon Bradley

Ashley Sims

Joe Mancuso

            Rhetoric is the defining characteristic of human life.  It is the ability to persuade others using a unique style of language.  It is composed of individual tones, moods, and feelings of a message.  Three essential components include: emotional, logical, and credible appeals which make persuasion effective.  The rhetoric that one develops stems from his cultural and societal impact. 

            Invention is the foundation of rhetoric.  The next step is arrangement which produces a structured thought which makes for a flowing and easily understood message.  Style is created based on invention and arrangement. Depending upon the effectiveness of your delivery your message will be memorable.

 

 

Working in groups of 2 or 3, contribute to this wiki (click "Edit Page" at the top) and explain what your group's definition of rhetoric is.  After all that information about rhetoric Laib threw at you in the first chapter, compose a short response (1-2 well developed paragraphs) that can explain to the rest of the class what rhetoric is.  Give examples, if necessary, to illustrate your definition.  Also you could cite or respond to any definition you found in Laib's chapter.

 

**To contribute to this page:  Do NOT erase any text already here--instead, skip a couple of lines and write your own definition.

 

**Compose your contribution in Word, then only click "Edit Page" when you're ready to cut and paste.  Otherwise, you'll be hogging the editing function for everyone else in the class (only one can edit the wiki at a time).

 

**If you get a warning message, stop and go back.  Someone else is editing the wiki right now, so wait a couple of minutes.  Have fun!

 

There are many different ways to interpret the meaning of what is Rhetoric. One could look at it as the “style” of communicating ideas. By understanding the audience and who one is trying to communicate with, a writer can better relate and clarify ideas. Using rhetoric, it is easy to persuade and influence others thoughts and feelings.
            Language is also a key part of rhetoric. It is important to be able to adapt and change vocabulary and word choice which is needed for a particular audience. For example, a group of doctors would not communicate with a patient the same way they would communicate with a fellow physician. Often times you hear a patient say, “Can you say that in English,” when they do not understand the type of language.
            If you can master the art of rhetoric, you have better control over the way your message is perceived, as well as having a lasting impact on the audience member.
-Cassie Dzienny, Kevin Gormish, Erin Favor, Christopher Smith
 
 
 

Chris Stewart,

Dan Macon,

& Company.

Rhetoric is the use of writing or language in an effective or persuasive way in a specific style. When you hear a great rhetorical speaker, such as Elizabeth Fleitz, she is both an effective and persuasive teacher. This helps us to put in words of what we want to inform other people. What is really incredible about rhetoric is that we use it for almost everything that we do in our daily lives. It could be something minor like our local news station on our Television to some thing major like the President responding to a major crisis are some form of the rhetoric like the situation.

Rhetoric also calls upon the speaker or writer to communicate in an organized and systematic way; the speaker must first discover what the audience needs to hear or learn, called Invention. The organization of the behavior and information can be seen as the arrangement of the discourse. Even expression that the speaker uses to covey their attitudes or beliefs that affect the style of the speech. The ability to recall on prior experience to aid in speaking and the performance of the speaker or writer all create rhetoric in the forms of memory and delivery.

 
 
 

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at 10:47 am on Aug 21, 2007

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