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Classical rhetoric for the modern student

Classical rhetoric for the modern student

Author: Edward P J Corbett; Robert J Connors
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
"The main elements of rhetoric are argument, arrangement, and style. Each topic is treated exhaustively in Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. The text also includes the progymnasta, an introduction to classical rhetoric and a survey of the history of rhetoric. The book is rich in examples from the best writers among classic and contemporary men and women, and many examples are followed by intensive  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P J Corbett; Robert J Connors
ISBN: 0195115422 9780195115420
OCLC Number: 637627696
Description: 562 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: PrefaceI. INTRODUCTIONRhetorical Analysis of a Magazine AdHomer, " The Envoys Plead with Achilles" Analysis of "The Envoys Plead with Achilles"A Brief Explanation of Classical RhetoricThe Five Canons of RhetoricThe Three Kinds of Persuasive DiscourseThe Relevance and Importance of Rhetoric for Our TimesII. DISCOVERY OF ARGUMENTSFormulating a ThesisThe Three Modes of Persuasion The Appeal to Reason Principles of Definition Other Methods of Definition The Syllogism The Enthymeme The Example The Fallacies The Ethical Appeal The Emotional AppealThe Topics The Common Topics Special TopicsManuel Bilsky, McCrea Hazlett, Robert E. Streeter, and Richard M. Weaver: "Looking for an Argument"Richard L. Larson: "A Plan for Teaching Rhetorical Invention"External Aids to Invention Biography Books of Quotations and Concordances Biblical Concordances Indexes to Periodicals Other Periodical Indexes Handbooks Dictionaries Other Specialized Dictionaries Bibliographies Some Bibliographical Guides to Various Disciplines Annual Bibliographies SyntopiconAn Illustration of the Use of the Search StrategyReadingsRachel Carson: "The Obligation to Endure" Topical Analysis of Rachel Carson's "The Obligation to Endure"Socrates' Apology Analysis of the Topics in "Socrates' Apology"Obituary for Katharine Sergeant White An Analysis of the Topics in Katherine Sergeant White's ObituaryJames Madison: "The Federalist, No. 10" Mark Ashin: "The Argument of Madison's 'Federalist, #10'"Edmund Burke: "Letter to a Noble Lord"Thomas Henry Huxley: "Science and Culture"Matthew Arnold: "Literature and Science"III. ARRANGEMENT OF MATERIALThe Parts of a Discourse Introduction Statement of Fact Confirmation Refutation ConclusionConcluding Remarks on ArrangementReadingsThomas A. Sancton, "Planet of the Year" Analysis of the Arrangement in Thomas A. Sancton's "Planet of the Year"Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Analysis of the Arrangements of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"Henry David Thoreau: "Civil Disobedience"IV. STYLEGrammatical CompetenceChoice of Diction An Adequate Vocabulary Purity, Propriety, and Precision of DictionComposition of the SentenceStudy of Style Kind of Diction Length of Sentences Kinds of Sentences Variety of Sentence Patterns Sentence Euphony Articulation of Sentences Figures of Speech Paragraphing A Student Report on a Study of StyleFigures of Speech The Schemes The Tropes Concluding Remarks on the Figures of SpeechImitation Testimonies about the Value of Imitation Rollo Walter Brown: "How the French Boy Learns to Write Exercises in ImitationReadingsHugh Blair: "Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of The SpectatorJohn F. Kennedy: "Inaugural Address"The Editors of The New Yorker: "John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address" Analysis of the Style of John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address"A Paragraph by Virginia Woolf to be Analyzed for Style An Analysis of the Style of the Paragraph by Virginia WoolfAnalysis of Style as Persuasion in the "Letter from Birmingham Jail by Richard P. FulkersonV. THE PROGYMNASMATAA Sequence of AssignmentsVI. A SURVEY OF RHETORICClassical RhetoricsRhetoric During the Middle AgesSome Continental RhetoriciansEnglish Vernacular Rhetorics of the Sixteenth CenturyEnglish Rhetorics of the Seventeenth CenturyEnglish Rhetorics of the Eighteenth CenturyRhetoric in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Edward P.J. Corbett, Robert J. Connors.


Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student is the most widely assigned text on rhetoric for courses in advanced rhetoric and composition. It consists of six chapters that cover the elements of  Read more...


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