Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 562 pages
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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.

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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

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About the author (1999)

Edward P.J. Corbett is at Ohio State University (Emeritus). Robert J. Connors is at University of New Hampshire.

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