An occasion, a generative timeliness, a specific rhetorical situation or context
There have been several rhetorical situations that we have examined in this class. What are some of them?
Logos, Ethos, Pathos
How do the arguments presented in this class use persuasive appeals? How do governmental figures and critics of governmental policy differ?
The Canons of Rhetoric:
Invention, Arrangement, Style, Memory, Delivery
How would we evaluate the speeches we have read (by George W. Bush, Osama Bin Laden, etc.) by these critieria?
Branches of Oratory:
In classical rhetoric, oratory was divided into three branches:
|There is little doubt that these
categories do not exhaust the kinds of discourse (or even oratory) possible.
Yet they still prove useful in rhetorical analysis, partly because they
focus on common social situations where persuasion is important, and on
broad categories of intention (the purposes listed above).
The branches of oratory are closely tied to the process of establishing the issue at question, or stasis.
|Sources:||Aristotle, Rhetoric 1.3; Cic. Top. 23.91|