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Synonyms for rhetorical

Synonyms for rhetorical

of or relating to the art of public speaking

characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style

Antonyms for rhetorical

given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

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While there is little literature on how rhetorical questions or more broadly reversed polarity questions are used discursively (exceptions include Ilie, 1994; Karhanova, 2005 and Koshik, 2005), the question of the use of rhetorical questions in naturally occurring talk is one which has attracted a lot of attention in the last few decades.
Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method explores a variety of methods for rhetorical critics interested in exploring the relationship between rhetoric and the sites in which it is produced, consumed, and, ultimately evaluated.
In this paper, I want to focus on one of its more concentrated and potentially productive expressions, in his provocative but apparently overlooked late essay, "Modernity as a Rhetorical Problem" (2008).
It isn't the genre or situation itself that transfers, but the rhetorical understanding and the ability to apply insights gained from rhetorical/ genre-based reading to rhetorical/genre-based writing.
Like Altman's earlier book, The Tudor Play of Mind (1978), which traces Elizabethan drama to the rhetorical tradition of arguing questions in utramque partem--on both sides--his new book also begins by connecting the classical and the early modern in what he calls the "rhetorical anthropology" of Shakespearean theater.
More specifically, as the rhetorical definition has it, narrative is somebody telling somebody else on some occasion and for some purpose(s) that something happened.
Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann and Thompson, 1986, Mann and Thompson, 1987, Mathkour, et al.
The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts provides an introduction to eight main varieties of rhetorical analysis: classical rhetoric, a narrative perspective, a dramatistic perspective, a Marxist perspective, feminist perspectives, a musical perspective, a visual perspective, and media-centered perspectives.
Before the Rhetorical Presidency, a volume edited by Martin J.
Witherington follows his now familiar approach: he briefly describes the city's history, religion, and culture; gives date and occasion for the writing; identifies the rhetorical genre (in this case, epideictic); outlines the letter according to oratorical structure; and argues conservatively for the Pauline authorship and the integrity of both letters.
McQuarrie and Mick postulate that consumers encounter advertisements as active readers of texts, that visual elements can be structured as rhetorical devices, and that a sufficient stock of cultural knowledge is required to interpret the rhetorical structure assembled by the advertiser.
In Discursive Interaction, Kathrin Maurer explores how the emerging academic disciplines of history and archaeology in 19th-century Germany shared with the literary realist prose of the same era common rhetorical strategies in their representations of German history.
Rhetorical Readings, Dark Comedies, and Shakespeare's Problem Plays.
Rhetorical and Scientific Aspects of the Nicomachean Ethics, CARLO NATALI
These questions," he says, "are real, not rhetorical, questions for me.