rhetoric


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the art of public speaking

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using language effectively to please or persuade

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

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The words flowed from his pen, though he broke off from the writing frequently to look up definitions in the dictionary or to refer to the rhetoric.
The first part commences with an apology for his colloquial style; he is, as he has always been, the enemy of rhetoric, and knows of no rhetoric but truth; he will not falsify his character by making a speech.
But when he heard the rowdies in the streets singing the love- songs of Abelard to Heloise, the case was too plain--love-songs come not properly within the teachings of rhetoric and philosophy.
But it was not the speech of a one- hundred-thousand-dollar lawyer, nor was the rhetoric old-fashioned.
He was on his feet, flinging his arms, his rhetoric, and his control to the winds, alternately abusing Ernest for his youth and demagoguery, and savagely attacking the working class, elaborating its inefficiency and worthlessness.
This band of grandees, Hermes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Plotinus, Olympiodorus, Proclus, Synesius and the rest, have somewhat so vast in their logic, so primary in their thinking, that it seems antecedent to all the ordinary distinctions of rhetoric and literature, and to be at once poetry and music and dancing and astronomy and mathematics.
I am sure that I produced a rhetoric as artificial and treated of things as unreal as my master in the art, and I am rather glad that I acquainted myself so thoroughly with a mood of literature which, whatever we may say against it, seems to have expressed very perfectly a mood of civilization.
Jean Baudrillard: The Rhetoric of Symbolic Exchange
Addressing four major areas of research in rhetoric and writing studies, contributors consider authorship and audience, discuss the context and material conditions in which students compose, cover the politics of the field and the value of a rhetorical education, and reflect on contemporary trends in canon diversification.
Such research affirms the role of language, media, and rhetoric in constructing political reality and Chinese culture.
ABSTRACT: After contextualizing North Korea's capacity for belligerent rhetoric directed toward the United States and its northeast Asian allies, the author examines the contention that rhetoric from Pyongyang represents a conflict escalation risk or even a casus belli.
The eighth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is the third in the Rhetoric series of progressively aged whiskeys.
Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric studies how ancient rhetorical devices have been used by some of the best modern English writers to greatest effect, and surveys the basic principles of these old reliable devices and how they apply to modern rhetoric.
Riyadh, Rajab 11, 1437, April 18, 2016, SPA -- At the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a joint meeting of the GCC and the United States was held here today on the fight against extremism, the recruitment of terrorists, anti-terrorism rhetoric and establishment of a network of specialized centers in this field.
There are many answers to this question, but the most common ones are that these youths do not feel a sense of belonging in their countries, that terrorism networks are fast at work trying to attract new members and that the rhetoric of political Islam is spreading fast.