Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

ISBN-10: 0195115422

ISBN-13: 9780195115420

Edition: 4th 1998 (Revised)

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The main elements of rhetoric are argument, arrangement, and style. Each topic is treated exhaustively in Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. The text also includes the progymnasta, an introduction to classical rhetoric and a survey of the history of rhetoric. The book is rich in examples from the best writers among classic and contemporary men and women, and many examples are followed by intensive rhetorical analysis. In addition to many examples, the chapter on style contains numerous practical application exercises for students to practise.
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 578
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Rhetorical Analysis of a Magazine Ad
Homer, " The Envoys Plead with Achilles"
Analysis of "The Envoys Plead with Achilles"
A Brief Explanation of Classical Rhetoric
The Five Canons of Rhetoric
The Three Kinds of Persuasive Discourse
The Relevance and Importance of Rhetoric for Our Times
Discovery of Arguments
Formulating a Thesis
The Three Modes of Persuasion
The Appeal to Reason
Principles of Definition
Other Methods of Definition
The Syllogism
The Enthymeme
The Example
The Fallacies
The Ethical Appeal
The Emotional Appeal
The Topics
The Common Topics
Special Topics
"Looking for an Argument"
"A Plan for Teaching Rhetorical Invention"
External Aids to Invention
Biography
Books of Quotations and Concordances
Biblical Concordances
Indexes to Periodicals
Other Periodical Indexes
Handbooks
Dictionaries
Other Specialized Dictionaries
Bibliographies
Some Bibliographical Guides to Various Disciplines
Annual Bibliographies
Syntopicon
An Illustration of the Use of the Search Strategy
Readings
"The Obligation to Endure"
Topical Analysis of Rachel Carson's "The Obligation to Endure"
Socrates' Apology
Analysis of the Topics in "Socrates' Apology"
Obituary for Katharine Sergeant White
An Analysis of the Topics in Katherine Sergeant White's Obituary
"The Federalist, No. 10"
"The Argument of Madison's 'Federalist, #10'"
"Letter to a Noble Lord"
"Science and Culture"
"Literature and Science"
Arrangement of Material
The Parts of a Discourse
Introduction
Statement of Fact
Confirmation
Refutation
Conclusion
Concluding Remarks on Arrangement
Readings
"Planet of the Year"
Analysis of the Arrangement in Thomas A. Sancton's "Planet of the Year"
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Analysis of the Arrangements of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Henry David Thoreau: "Civil Disobedience"
Style
Grammatical Competence
Choice of Diction
An Adequate Vocabulary
Purity, Propriety, and Precision of Diction
Composition of the Sentence
Study of Style
Kind of Diction
Length of Sentences
Kinds of Sentences
Variety of Sentence Patterns
Sentence Euphony
Articulation of Sentences
Figures of Speech
Paragraphing
A Student Report on a Study of Style
Figures of Speech
The Schemes
The Tropes
Concluding Remarks on the Figures of Speech
Imitation
Testimonies about the Value of Imitation
Rollo Walter Brown: "How the French Boy Learns to Write
Exercises in Imitation
Readings
"Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of The Spectator
"Inaugural Address"
The Editors of The New Yorker: "John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address"
Analysis of the Style of John F. Kennedy's "I
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