Classical rhetoric for the modern student

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, Apr 15, 1971 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 653 pages
3 Reviews
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."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - donbuch1 - LibraryThing

This standard classic text for the study of rhetoric continues to prove its worth for writing teachers. If interested in a variety of texts, any writing students can glean valuable examples of schemes ... Read full review

Review: Classic Rhetoric for the Modern Student

User Review  - Pia/FP - Goodreads

This should be a required reference for both writers and their critics. If you've not taken even a crack at this book or one very similar, don't expect me to accept your "literary criticism." Read full review

Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
3
11 DISCOVERY OF ARGUMENTS
45
Comparison
115
Copyright

23 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1971)

James L. Golden, Professor Emeritus of Communication at Ohio State University, served as Chair of the Department from 1975 through 1983. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Communication Studies at Emerson College. Among the books he has co-authored are "The Rhetoric of Black Americans "(1971), "Practical Reasoning in Human Affairs "(1986), and "The Rhetoric of Western Thought, "4th ed. (1989).


Edward P. J. Corbett, Professor of English at Ohio State University, is author or editor of 14 books, including "Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, "3rd ed. (1990), "The Little English Handbook, "5th ed. (1987), and "Selected Essays" "of Edward P. J. Corbett "(1989). In 1986, he received both the Ohio State Distinguished Scholar Award and the NCTE Distinguished Service Award and in 1989 was named Rhetorician of the Year at the Young Rhetoricians' Conference.

Bibliographic information