Elements of Rhetoric: Comprising an Analysis of the Laws of Moral Evidence and of Persuasion, with Rules for Argumentative Composition and Elocution

Front Cover
SIU Press, Mar 19, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 528 pages
0 Reviews

Direct, comprehensive, well organized, simple in statement, Elements of Rhetoric is in all respects well fitted to fulfill its assigned role as a textbook. The remarks on practical problems and the examples and analogies confirm contemporary reports that Whately was himself a talented and stimulating teacher.

            The modern field of speech was born near the beginning of the twentieth century, some seventy years after Whately wrote. But influential leaders in the new field endorsed Whately’s judgments, and courses and textbooks in public address have remained strongly influenced by his ideas. Whately’s views on a number of major questions in rhetoric have proved sound and fruitful during many decades of practice, and his book remains one of the most influential works on the subject.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Of the Invention Arrangement and Introduction of Propositions and Arguments
35
Part II Of Persuasion
175
Part III Of Style
257
Part IV Of Elocution
339
Appendix
391
Index
475
Also in the Landmarks in Rheoric and Public Address series
480
Back Cover
481
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information