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Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice Paperback – August 8, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1577665861 ISBN-10: 1577665864 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc; 4 edition (August 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577665864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577665861
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This edition remains the consummate single-book source for how to conceive of and undertake rhetorical criticism. The chapters are concise and authoritative as they move the reader through an array of methodological approaches. This book rarely leaves my desk. Highly recommended." --D. Robert DeChaine, California State University, Los Angeles

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"This is a valuable revision, particularly the chapter on pentadic criticism. The textbook challenges to be an excellent primary text for undergraduate rhetorical criticism classes. The student sample essays are particularly useful to illustrate the methods." -- Clarke Rountree, University of Alabama "An important update for a strong method-driven approach to critical engagement of texts." -- Robert Reid, University of Dubuque

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The book has a great organization of the ways to write rhetorical essays. it has been Very helpful for my class.
chernandez07
I purchased Sonja K. Foss' book a few weeks ago, as part of the recommended litterature for a university course in rhetorical analysis.
Per
There are good descriptions of the various methods and clear examples...somewhat simplistic, but an excellent resource.
JT

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Per on October 29, 2010
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I purchased Sonja K. Foss' book a few weeks ago, as part of the recommended litterature for a university course in rhetorical analysis. It is quite helpful in its straightforward and pragmatic composition and level of speech.

The book explains and shows neo-aristotelian, cluster, fantasy theme, generic, ideological, metafor, narrative, pentadic and generative criticism.

Sonja gives us ample suggestions for suitable research questions, with suggested answers that correspond to example artifacts, at all levels of an analysis and for discussed methods.

She gives a clear view of the methods discussed, how they can be used and what merits they have.

All in all a most helpful book for the student of rhetorical criticism, not only for how to conduct an analysis, but also when writing the essay about it.

Other books might be more exhausive in the sheer number of theories covered, but Sonja's contribution is truly helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ralph L. Wahlstrom on May 30, 2013
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I teach rhetorical theory to writing majors who tend to be most interested in writing fiction and highly emotional poetry, so the concept of rigorous analysis is a challenge. Foss's strategies (and a great class) opens students' eyes to the power of rhetoric. It makes analysis accessible and useful. I love the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nna treblig on November 21, 2009
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this is for college level communication research, which is more difficult than it sounds. communication theories are explained, the criticism process is explained and there are sample papers. this is not a beginner level book, this is for serious students of rhetoric. this book is not easy reading, but i gave it a high rating because i haven't found a communications book that was. however, it did tell me what i needed to know to criticize a rhetorical piece. it's best to read it, let it settle, then read it again because reading something or watching a movie (etc.) and pulling all of the elements of communication together for analysis is a detailed process.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JT on January 14, 2013
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This is a must for any graduate or doctoral student in Communications & Rhetoric. There are good descriptions of the various methods and clear examples...somewhat simplistic, but an excellent resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack on July 3, 2013
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it was very well organized, easy to understand, and had plenty of example criticisms to make the theoretical concepts easier to understand. There is very little jargon, and where there is jargon there are explanations to it. Nothing but the best written by one of the best.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janis L. Edwards on February 15, 2013
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While the approachj is somewhat cookie-cutter, this is an advantage with undergrads because it gives them a useful outline for writing rhetorical critcism, apart from method. Although I don't use this in my grad semminar, I recommend it for those who haven't had a basic rhetorical criticismm class as an undergrad. I still pull out feminist criticism from its chapter as a singular method, because the students respond well to that.There are other books out there with some davantages, but this one is the go-to textbook on an undergraduate class in rhetorical criticism, in my estimation.
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By 1911nightmare on July 26, 2014
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amazing item!!!!.
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