Exam 1: Rhetoric Introduction

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  1. Communication
    The attempt to elicit and/or transfer meaning.

    Three major types (dimensions of discourse)
  2. Dimensions of Discourse:
    • Informative
    • Entertaining
    • Rhetorical
  3. Dimensions of Discourse:
    Informative Communication
    Facts, new article, science journal, text book, safety info., etc.

    Adds to our knowledge
  4. Dimensions of Discourse:
    Entertaining Communication
    • Fiction novel, comic, stand up, etc.
    • Holds our attention and fascinates our minds
  5. Dimensions of Discourse:
    Rhetorical Communication
    • Working toward a goal, persuasion;
    • Shape peoples attitude or awareness.
    • Goes beyond both by attempting to persuade ourselves and others to change actions, beliefs, attitudes, and/or opinions. 
  6. Techné
    • A Teachable Art
    • Is a body of principles that can generate an artifact, a work of creation. Teachable disciplines that enhance natural talents.
  7. Why is Rhetoric important?
    • It's important to understand how to convey and support arguments
    • *Aristotle's definition of rhetoric: finding various means of persuasion-looking at how persuasion happens
  8. The Rhetorical Situation
    • Exigence: Problem, absence, imperfection
    • Audience: Recessive, affect the change, a change in awareness, who is it going to affect. The people who will enact the change, who is listening, change in awareness
    • Constraints:
    • What you have at your disposal.  Context. What assumptions are the community having, what can you use to support your topic.
    • What you have to work with to execute your message, what assumptions are in existence to help your case
    • Element around you that you can use or how it renders you.
  9. Power of the Rhetor
    What you see what the rhetor see.

    Example: wedding, best man toast, but situation: Egypt, what to name it. Going to depend on how someone takes the situation. More concrete.  Power of the Rhetor.
  10. The Sophist
    • Paid teachers
    • Logographers: values challenge. Argue any position and win.
    • Bad rap-the sophists.
    • Teaching without thinking it through.
    • Speech > writing
    • Goal: Eliciting reaction
    • Means: Style
    • kairos: timing, “speech, wanting to invoke something”, fit timing
    • *Karios: has a study aid
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