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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
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Widely used in advanced composition and writing courses, Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student discusses the three vital components of classical rhetoric--argument, arrangement, and style--bringing these elements to life and demonstrating their effective use in yesterday's and today's writing. Presenting its subject in five parts, the text provides grounding in the elements and applications of classical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P J Corbett; Robert J Connors
ISBN: 0195115422 9780195115420
OCLC Number: 37322265
Description: xii, 562 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Introduction: Rhetorical analysis of a magazine ad --
Homer: "The envoys plead with Achilles" --
A brief explanation of classical rhetoric --
The three kinds of persuasive discourse --
The relevance and importance of rhetoric for our times --
II. Discovery of Arguments --
Formulating a thesis --
The 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 appeal --
The Topics --
The common topics --
special topics --
"Looking for an argument" / Manuel Bilsky, McCrea Hazlett, Robert E. Streeter, and Richard M. Weaver --
"A plan for teaching rhetorical invention" / Richard L. Larson --
External Aids to Invention --
Biography --
Books of Quotations and Concordances --
Biblical Concordances --
Indexes to Periodicals --
Other periodical indexes --
dictionaries --
Other specialized dictionaries --
Bibliographies --
Some bibliographical guides to various disciplines --
Annual bibliographies --
Syntopicon --
An illustration of the use of the search strategy --
Readings --
"The obligation to endure" / Rachel Carson --
Socrates' apology --
Analysis of the topics in "Socrates' apology" --
Obituary of Katharine Sergeant White --
An analysis of the topics in Katherine Sergeant White's obituary --
"The Federalist, No. 10" / James Madison --
"The argument of Madison's 'Federalist, No. 10'" / Mark Ashin --
"Letter to a noble lord" / Edmund Burke --
"Science and culture" / Thomas Henry Huxley --
"Literature and science" / Matthew Arnold --
III. Arrangement of Material --
The parts of a discourse --
Introduction --
Statement of fact --
Confirmation --
Refutation --
Conclusion --
Concluding remarks on arrangement --
Readings --
"Planet of the Year" / Thomas A. Sancton --
Analysis of the arrangement in Thomas A. Sancton's "Planet of the Year" --
"Letter from Birmingham jail" / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Analysis of the arrangements of "Letter from Birmingham jail --
"Civil disobedience" / Henry David Thoreau --
IV. Style --
Grammatical competence --
Choice of diction --
An adequate vocabulary --
Purity, propriety, and precision of diction --
Composition of the sentence --
Study 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 style --
Figures of speech --
The schemes --
The tropes --
Concluding remarks on the figures of speech --
Imitation --
Testimonies about the value of imitation --
"How the French boy learns to write" / Rollo Walter Brown --
Exercises in imitation --
Readings --
"Critical examination of the style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of the Spectator" / Hugh Blair --
"Inaugural address" / John F. Kennedy --
"John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address" / The Editors of the New Yorker --
A paragraph by Virginia Woolf to be analyzed for style --
An analysis of the style of the paragraph by Virginia Woolf --
Analysis of style as persuasion in the "Letter from Birmingham jail" / Richard P. Fulkerson --
V. The Progymnasmata --
A sequence of assignments --
VI. A survey of rhetoric --
Classical rhetorics --
Rhetoric during the middle ages --
Some continental rhetoricians --
English vernacular rhetorics of the 16th Century --
English rhetorics of the 17th Century --
English rhetorics of the 18th Century --
Rhetoric in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Responsibility: Edward P.J. Corbett, Robert J. Connors.
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