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The elements of dramatism

Author: David Blakesley
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2002.
Series: Elements of composition series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kenneth Burke was arguably the most important rhetorician and critical theorist of the 20th Century.

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Named Person: Kenneth Burke; Kenneth Burke; Kenneth Burke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Blakesley
ISBN: 0205334253 9780205334254
OCLC Number: 47825244
Description: xii, 212 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Dramatism and Rhetoric --
Representative Words --
All the Words, a Stage --
Dramatism, Rhetoric, and the Pentad --
On Interpretation --
Kenneth Burke, "All Living Things Are Critics" --
Tracking Down Implications --
Identification and Consubstantiality --
Identification and Transformation --
Logomachy: Wars of Words and Nerves --
Cooperation and Competition --
"Road to Victory": The Basis for Dramatism --
The Resources of Ambiguity --
Kenneth Burke, "Introduction: The Five Key Terms of Dramatism" --
Tracking Down Implications --
The Pentad --
The Pentadic Ratios: Scene-Act --
The Scene-Act Ratio: School Violence --
Research and Writing Activities --
Preview of the Following Chapters --
2. The Dramatistic Analysis of Form --
The Writer's Situation --
Burke's Parlor --
Tracking Down Implications --
Piety and Form --
Types of Form --
Syllogistic Progression --
Qualitative Progression --
Repetitive Form --
Conventional Form --
Dramatism on the World's Stage --
Hitler's Polemic --
Kenneth Burke, "The Rhetoric of Hitler's 'Battle'" --
Tracking Down Implications --
The Pentadic Ratios: Scene-Agent --
The Scene-Agent Ratio: The Writer as Propagandist --
Research and Writing Activities --
3. Terministic Screens --
Representative Anecdotes --
Scope and Circumference --
Cluster Analysis --
Cluster Analysis: William Carlos Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow" --
The Image and the Word --
Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects --
The Pentadic Ratios: Act-Agency --
Hacktivism --
The Act-Agency Ratios of Hacktivism --
Civil and Electronic Disobedience --
Henry David Thoreau, "Resistance to Civil Government" (Civil Disobedience) --
Tracking Down Implications --
Research and Writing Activities --
4. The Resources of Terminology --
Signs, Signifiers, and Signifieds --
"What Are the Signs of What?" --
Entelechy and "Jumping to Conclusions" --
The Five Dogs of Meaning --
The Strategies of Dialectic: Merger and Division --
Plato's Gorgias --
Plato, Gorgias (380 BCE) --
Tracking Down Implications --
Dialogue and Dialectic --
Plato's Phaedrus --
The Pentadic Ratios: Agent-Purpose --
Serial Narratives/Serial Murderers: Thomas Harris's Hannibal --
The Rhetoric of Desire --
Thomas Harris, From Hannibal --
Research and Writing Activities --
5. The Public Memory, Rhetoric, and Ideology --
The Dissociative Memory and "Purposive Forgetting" --
Repression, Memory, and Aphasia --
Dramatism and Rhetoric as Ideological Inquiry --
Hegemony --
"To Infinity ... and Beyond!": The Case of Toy Story 2 --
The Pentadic Ratios: Scene-Purpose --
Scene-Purpose in Don DeLillo's White Noise --
Don DeLillo, White Noise, Chapter 15 --
Tracking Down Implications --
The Rhetoric of Substance --
Kenneth Burke, Paradox of Substance --
Tracking Down Implications.
Series Title: Elements of composition series.
Responsibility: David Blakesley.

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