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Politicians and Rhetoric The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

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ISBN-10: 0230019811

ISBN-13: 9780230019812

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jonathan Charteris-Black, Jonathan Charteris-black

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Each chapter of this work analyses the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains, and heroic leaders.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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Persuasion, Legitimacy and Leadership
Churchill: Metaphor and Heroic Myth
Martin Luther King: Messianic Myth
Margaret Thatcher and the Myth of Boedicia
Clinton and the Rhetoric of Image Restoration
Tony Blair and Conviction Rhetoric
George W.Bush and the Rhetoric of Moral Accounting
Myth, Metaphor and Leadership
Appendices 1-11: Corpora and Classification of Metaphors