Techniques and Structure of speeches
It is important for you to understand the techniques and structures speakers use to create meaning and more importantly, effective rhetoric.
Some of the documents you were given about rhetoric are listed below. There are also some links to other sites which explore the art of rhetoric as well as the structures and techniques utilised by effective rhetoricians.
You need to be familiar with the following terms and ideas:
General Elements of the Rhetorical Situation:
Rhetorical (or Persuasive) Appeals:
(Aristotle in italics)
[Appeal to Ethos]
I. Introduction (exordium)
[Appeal to Logos]
II. Statement of facts surrounding the thesis (narratio or diegesis)
III. Division (partitio)
IV. Proof (Conformatio or pistis)
V. Refutation (Refutatio)
[Appeal to Pathos]
VI. Conclusion (peroration or epilogos)
The Rhetorical Triangle - the relationship between SPEAKER, AUDIENCE and CONTEXT
Below are some of the documents and resources we have been using in class.