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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 rhetoric; the strategies and tactics of argumentation; the effective presentation and organization of discourses; the development of power, grace, and felicity in expression; and the history of rhetorical principles. Numerous examples of classic and contemporary rhetoric, from paragraphs to complete essays, appear throughout the book, many followed by detailed analyses.

The fourth edition of Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student features a new section on the Progymnasmata (classical composition exercises), a new analysis of a color advertisement in the Introduction, an updated survey of the history of rhetoric, and an updated section on "External Aids to Invention."

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 544-555) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

I. INTRODUCTION

Rhetorical Analysis of a Magazine Ad

Homer, " The Envoys Plead with Achilles"

Analysis of "The Envoys Plead with Achilles"

A Brief Explanation of Classical Rhetoric

The Five Canons of 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

Manuel 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

Syntopicon

An Illustration of the Use of the Search Strategy

Readings

Rachel 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 Obituary

James 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 MATERIAL

The Parts of a Discourse

Introduction

Statement of Fact

Confirmation

Refutation

Conclusion

Concluding Remarks on Arrangement

Readings

Thomas 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. 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

Rollo Walter Brown: "How the French Boy Learns to Write

Exercises in Imitation

Readings

Hugh Blair: "Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of The Spectator

John 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 Woolf

Analysis of Style as Persuasion in the "Letter from Birmingham Jail by 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 Sixteenth Century

English Rhetorics of the Seventeenth Century

English Rhetorics of the Eighteenth Century

Rhetoric in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195115420
Author:
Corbett, Edward P. J.
Author:
Connors, Robert J.
Author:
Corbett, Edward P. J.
Author:
null, Robert J
Author:
null, Edward P. J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Literature/English | Writing | Composition
Subject:
Rhetoric, ancient
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series Volume:
no.13
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 illus.
Pages:
578
Dimensions:
6.3 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 2 lb

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