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What Is Rhetoric, and Why Is It Important?

What Is Rhetoric, and Why Is It Important?

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Rhetoric: The Way Of The Word

Rhetoric is language that’s carefully constructed to persuade, motivate, or inform the reader or listener about the speaker or writer’s position. You might have heard the term used in discussions about politicians and political goals. That’s because politicians, alongside people in other roles th...

Heuristics

Rhetoric provides a framework for critical thinking. It demonstrates your thought processes as a writer and speaker, and illustrates your arguments’ strengths. 

A heuristic is a practical approach to problem-solving or self-discovery. When you make an educated guess about s...

The History Of Rhetoric: Part Of The Three Ancient Arts

Rhetoric is one of the three ancient arts of discourse, also known as the trivium, alongside logic and grammar.

Discourse is the formal exchange of ideas in conversation, typically in an orderly way characterized by all speakers taking time to express the...

The Rhetorical Triangle: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Aristotle defined the three distinct modes of persuasion that we still recognize and use:

Logos is language crafted to appeal to logic and reasoning. When you appeal to logos in an argument, you support your position with facts and data.

Ethos is lan...

Persuasive Speech

  • Heuristics play a key role in rhetoric because speakers and writers often use them to illustrate the points they're making.
  • Plato called rhetoric a combination of logic and politics, and defined it as "the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of...

Rhetorical Devices

Rhetoric in types of writing like narrative writing and poetry often relies on linguistic tools like figurative language and well-known figures of speech.

Hyperbole

An extreme exaggeration meant to high...

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