Tinkler is a professor of Renaissance English Literature and Rhetoric at Townson University. Tinkler’s primary sources are Utopia, The Prince, Cicero’s writings on rhetoric, Quintilian’s writings on rhetoric, Machiavelli’s Discourses, and a letter Erasmus wrote about More. He uses his primary sources to explain the art of rhetoric and to illustrate the different styles of rhetoric. His secondary studies are various studies on rhetoric in Utopia and The Prince and other studies that explore Utopia and The Prince. Tinkler’s secondary sources support his argument that The Prince and Utopia employ the demonstrative and deliberative genera, while they take completely different approaches to the demonstrative genre.
What sets one work apart from another? What makes a paper, book, or poem, amazing, rather than just okay? The answer to that question is rhetorical devices. To be more precise, it’s how the author uses rhetorical devices. Anyone can toss alliteration or rhyme scheme into their work, but using rhetorical devices to better communicate one’s message to their audience, using rhetorical devices to develop the theme, takes skill.
Question 1: The three examples of figurative language that I am going to analyze are, rhetorical questions, personification, and similes . Rhetorical question: “Here or elsewhere, what did it matter? Die today, or tomorrow, or later.” (Wiesel 98) This example of a Rhetorical question really adds to the text by almost forcing the reader to think to themselves, and actually try to answer the question that is being asked. It involves the reader and therefore can make the story more appealing to them. Rhetorical questions impact me as a reader by, engaging me into the text and also by making me think about what is being talked about in the book.
Q1) What dilemmas faced Augustine of Hippo regarding rhetoric? What was Augustine 's response to these dilemmas? Answer: Language is a finite system of using letters, punctuations etc. In language, rhetoric is used in the pervasive argument. It is an art to motivate the audience.
Apparently his most renowned of speeches, The American Scholar, was so persuasive and progressive. In this essay I will exhibit analysis of this speech in term of diverse rhetorical aspects. Artistic gadgets like metaphor, simile, and repetition are utilized as a part of literature to pass on an exceptional intending to the reader. Frequently these gadgets are utilized to make an idea clearer, stress a point, or relate knowledge to the reader. In his celebrated discourse, The American Scholar, Ralph Waldo Emerson utilizes abstract gadgets to convey the theme and reason for his speech.
Metaphor vs. Metonymy Metonymy as it was in the case of metaphor can be defined from many perspectives. At the very beginning let us take a closer look at the definition from the dictionary. According to Ousby (1988) “Metonymy. A figure of speech which replaces the name of an object by the name of an attribute or something closely connected with it. It is common not just in literary language but in everyday speech whn we use ‘the Crown’ for the monarchy, ‘the pen’ for writing or ‘the Press’ for journalism.” (p. 658-659).
In the story, “on Birds, Bird Watching and Jazz” by Ellison, the interesting theory as to how Charles Porter Jr. got his nickname as “Bird “ is told using humor in his stories along with a careful choice of syntax and his diction. In the first paragraph, the author uses alliteration,”...and despite the crabbed and constricted character…” to give us an insight on the figure he is speaking about. The author also chooses these words to build up an impression and then breaks it by saying Parker was a most intensive melodist. In the second paragraph of this story, Ellison establishes what a nickname does and how it would originate. Continuing on, Ellison introduces a new fact to the audience, that jazzmen were labeled as cats because they were legends.
The type of analysis that I decided to do for my three PSA is rhetorical. Rhetoric in simple terms is how we use symbols made by human to influence and move other humans. When it comes to the analysis of rhetoric, you must look at the interactions between a text, the author/producer, and the intended audience. But more importantly, when doing this kind of analysis, you have to ask yourself and answer two questions. What does this text say and how does the text say it?
In her book entitled Ekphrasis, Imagination and Persuasion in Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Practice Ruth Webb provides an account of the term’s usage and its meaning in the context of the Antiquity. She states that the first trace of the ekphrasis can be found in the first century C.E., more precisely in the rhetorical Greek schools of the Roman Empire. The ekphrasis was part of the Progymnasmata, and it was a rhetorical training exercise by means of which, the talented students could develop their oratorical skills and compose and perform valuable speeches when they put in practice the rules of
In this essay, I will analyze Heather Lee Branstetter’s Promiscuous Approaches to Reorienting Rhetorical Research and Maria Stewart’s Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall. By first grounding my essay in a discussion of rhetorical promiscuity as Branstetter lays out, and then focusing on Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall, I will elucidate the connection between rhetorical promiscuity and Maria Stewart, a uniquely significant female rhetor. I argue that although she is the first American woman to speak publicly to a mixed audience of both male and female, black and white listeners (and thus automatically employs rhetorical promiscuity), some of Stewart’s appeals work to attain some sort of legitimacy that I will argue do not fall within “rhetorical promiscuity” as a concept. Thus, Stewart simultaneously celebrates and rejects rhetorical promiscuity.