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I suggest that understanding Cassy's speech as performative revises and extends our understanding of Stowe's use of feminine sociomoral conversational pedagogy and that it raises questions about where for Stowe (and other antebellum women writers) linguistic authority lies: in the suasive potential of sentiment, in the assaultive nature of words, or in the ways sentiment and assault mutually authorize each other.
And Kotkin's interpretation of American exceptionalism offers a suasive rejoinder to the idea that it will be China, not the United States, that is dominant in 2050.
Davies' narrative is engaging, subtle, at times mordantly funny--the closing chapter recounts the sheer number of versions of the film that survived, how those fragments become a coaxing, suasive (w)hole.
The heroism of romantic action, along these lines, is not so much rhetorically as mimetically, even inspirationally, suasive.
The politically fraught torch run and stridently suasive, stage-managed statecraft on display in Beijing recall the words of Frederick T.
Given this and many other studies, the suasive quality of all discourse has become almost universally accepted, yet we are slower (as Fulkerson's assessment of composition illustrates) to endorse programs informed by a notion of rhetoric as disruptive to the imagined line between politics and culture as well as to the world more generally.
Many suasive strategies are evident throughout the book, but none possesses such authoritative force as the deployment of Christ.
From the standpoint of historians, Sanders's most important argument may be that "for any given tune, we are more likely to find coercive lyrics among the songs written later in the temperance movement, but suasive lyrics continued to appear as the movement evolved" (261).
The name given to the type of restraint imposed is not suasive, because nomina mutabilia sunt, res autem immobiles.
An explanation often takes the form of constructing a deductive argument, the conclusion of which is a statement of the fact needing explanation: but, unlike what happens in a suasive argument, in an explanatory argument the epistemic direction may run counter to the direction of logical consequence.
By the latter, I mean that the Marxist ideology toward religion is a cultural system in the Geertzian sense, meaning that "The function of ideology is to make an autonomous politics possible by providing the authoritative concepts that render it meaningful, the suasive images by means of which it can be sensibly grasped" (Geertz 1973:218).
It is from Burke that Nelson gets his idea that courtship is the "use of suasive devices for the transcending of social estrangement" (9).
Pursuing Burke's notion of early modern courtship as a suasive device, Nelson quickly and convincingly finds himself in a position to argue that "courtship is tantamount to rhetoric" (9), and it is this identification, based on Burke, that essentially underlies the argument of the rest of his book: elsewhere Nelson writes of "Donne induc[ing] his audience to court God" (115).
Thomas Jefferson's writings alone have produced equally per- suasive arguments for both sides of the debate.