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Intro to Rhetoric
Terms in this set (12)
to see clearly, recognize. In rhetoric, it is questioning an author's or speaker's assumptions and premises and asses the accuracy of claims and the soundness of reasoning
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
Author's image or credibility
content and structure of the text. Does it all make sense and follow logic?
Audience (state of mind/emotion). How does it make the audience feel?
a person's ability to adapt to any occasion and deliver a message fit for that moment
Question at issue
A question is at issue when members of a community agree that it is important to answer and there is uncertainty or disagreement as to the best answer.
Offers a means by which participants in a conversation can identify the question at issue. Stasis is the point on which one person says "yes" but another says "no" or "I'm not sure"
question of fact
Asks did something happen? Is it real? What is its origins or cause?
question of definition
What is its nature? What are its parts? How is it classified?
question of quality
What is its quality? Is it good or bad? Harmful or helpful?
question of policy
What actions should be taken? How can we make things better?
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