Rhetoric: The Basics by Michael BurkeRhetoric: The Basics by Michael Burke

Rhetoric: The Basics

byMichael Burke

Hardcover | August 8, 2017

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Rhetoric: The Basicsis a concise introduction to the forms, theories and history of rhetoric. The book traces the development of rhetoric from ancient to modern times, all illustrated with contemporary examples drawn from politics to the courtroom to social media. This book:

  • Explores the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory and delivery
  • Discusses popular topics in contemporary rhetorical theory including audience, social change and public morality
  • Considers the role of rhetoric in the 21stcentury
  • Includes a range of global examples featuring China, the Near East and Africa as well as the US and Europe.

Each chapter concludes with a set of writing exercises ¿ a contemporary form ofprogymnasmata¿ and the book will feature both a glossary and a timeline to provide readers with a complete introduction to the history and theory of rhetoric.

Dr. Michael Burkeis an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Stylistics at University College Roosevelt Academy (UCRA), a liberal arts and science honors college of Utrecht University. He is the current Chair/President of the International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) and is a Routledge Research Series Editor in linguistics...
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Title:Rhetoric: The BasicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415810299

ISBN - 13:9780415810296

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Table of Contents

1. The realm of rhetoric  2. Invention I  3. Invention II  4. Arrangement  5. Style  6. Memory & Delivery  7. Contemporary Rhetorical Theory  8. Rhetoric in the 21st century  Timeline  Glossary  Bibliography