Lesson 3: Rhetoric

What is The Art of Rhetoric?

Rhetoric is “the art if winning the soul by discourse” (Plato)

  • Rhetoric refers to any speech that has the purpose of persuading an audience.
  • You must become familiar with the elements of Rhetoric

TASK:

The Elements of Rhetoric

Find out the definition of the following in relation to this topic: In groups you will be allocated a section to present to the class, you must define the key word and explore how it relates to Rhetoric.

General Elements

  • Occasion
  • Audience
  • Decorum

ELEMENT DEFINITION
Occasion
Audience
Decorum

Rhetoric appeal

  • Logos
  • Pathos
  • Ethos
ELEMENT DEFINITION
Logos
Pathos
Ethos

Types of Oratory: for each one of these find an example (Eg: Judicial: Atticus in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’)

  • Judicial
  • Deliberative
  • Epideictic

ELEMENT DEFINITION
Judicial
Deliberative
Epideictic

Principals of Rhetoric

  • Invention
  • Arrangement
  • Style
  • Memory
  • Delivery

ELEMENT DEFINITION
Invention
Arrangement
Style
Memory
Delivery
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