Certainly, it is possible to develop broad categories that chart the predispositions, values, beliefs, and distastes of various classes of people and to develop correlations between these categories and various types of discourse and discourse strategies, but such knowledge is not going to provide a rhetor
with the understanding from which to construct necessary persuasion.
In what follows, I argue that we should make the honest choice to embrace our work as rhetors
engaged in practical reasoning--the heart of rhetoric classically understood--as well as the consequences of what this might be for understanding what we do and who we are when we tell someone that we are lawyers.
The possession of this virtue did not in and of itself make a rhetor
In fact, the Byzantine rhetor
, Doxopatres categorizes ekphrasis as an elaborate narrative [Rhetores
Ostensibly, her goal is to remind modern theater practitioners and critics of the debt they owe to, or, more properly speaking, the diseases they have inherited from, earlier generations of dramatists and rhetors
It is ironic that both Han Yu and Mao Zedong use moral appeals in their respective arguments, but their arguments are not truly ethical if their purposes were to force their audiences to accept their views instead of inviting the audience "to enter the rhetor
's world, and see it as the rhetor
does" (Foss & Griffin, 1995, p.
Instead they examine the late pope as both a rhetor
and as a rhetorical subject.
I was amazed when I saw the rhetor
Maurus, elephant-nosed, from half-kilo lips sending forth a voice, murder.
3) As a rhetor
who tries in her texts to communicate successfully to audiences that are not always sympathetic or understanding, Hurston offers a timely solution to this struggle between mainstream and nonmainstream discourses.
Weaver made a convincing case for Lincoln as the noble rhetor
, but even the apparent sincerity of his argument is insufficient to support the conclusion that Weaver believed Lincoln to be the conservative ideal or even that he intended for those who read the Ethics to accept that conclusion.
Quintilfian positioned the wetnurse as the first step in a child's incremental development of language learning: from nurse, to parents, to the paedagogus, to the praeceptor, to the grammaticus, and finally to the rhetor
This end would have been even more important for Christian rhetoric than for non-Christian rhetors
because the author of the Sermon on the Mount was not simply a talented rhetor
but Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Truth Itself.
55) Johnstone has previously pointed to the structural similarity between practical deliberation and rhetoric for Aristotle: "If we can reasonably visualize deliberation as a sort of internal dialogue, then the practically wise person, when he or she deliberates, functions as both rhetor
by training(6) and a copious epistolary writer by vocation, he both informed and reflected the thinking of many of his contemporary Christians.
In choosing Melibee, Buffoni continues, Chaucer wished to suggest that beneath the mask of the poet we should perceive |the rhetor
, the philosopher, the man of law' (p.