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A way with words : writing, rhetoric, and the art of persuasion

Author: Michael D C Drout; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2007.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world. Professor Drout examines the types of rhetoric and their effects, the structure of effective arguments, and how subtleties of language can be employed to engage in more successful rhetoric.
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D C Drout; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781429465298 1429465298
OCLC Number: 123898345
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Apr. 30, 2007).
Previously released on compact disc, 2006.
At head of title: Recorded Books presents.
Performer(s): Professor Michael D.C. Drout, lecturer.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Contents: Lecture 1. How to do things with words: rhetoric and speech-act theory, how words can change reality --
Lecture 2. Rhetoric, sophistry, and philosophy --
Lecture 3. Audience --
Lecture 4. Structures of effective arguments --
Lecture 5. The enthymeme --
Lecture 6. The rhetoric of logic: truth and syllogisms --
Lecture 7. Logical fallacies --
Lecture 8. Logos, ethos, pathos --
Lecture 9. Figures of speech I: schemes --
Lecture 10. Figures of speech II: Tropes --
Lecture 11. Grammar I: syntax --
Lecture 12. Grammar II: structure, punctuation ("pause and effect") --
Lecture 13. Subtleties: word choice, speech patterns, accent --
Lecture 14. Rhetorical train wrecks and triumphs.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Responsibility: Michael D.C. Drout.

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From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world. Professor Drout examines the types of rhetoric and their effects, the structure of effective arguments, and how subtleties of language can be employed to engage in more successful rhetoric.

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