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The Essential Guide to Rhetoric First Edition Edition
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As you explore this book, you will notice that it's very reasonably priced, some books on rhetoric are priced in the stratosphere, and some are definitely not what they appear to be. This particular book is about 80 pages long and clearly designed for college students.
The Essential guide covers the orgins of rhetoric,from Aristotle and his speech styles: forensic (for Trials), epideictic (eulogy), and epideictic, and in part 2 Argument and persuasion, organisation and style, and includes a sample speech, so you can design your own speech.
My particular area of interest is style, particular word styles, figures of speech and patterns, and I like the examples in this book. It gets into tropes, and Klimax, and explores several things I have not read in other books.
If you're new to this I recommend it, you can become pretty knowledgeable about rhetoric in a short time, and it's user friendly. I recommend Shakespeare's Wordcraft (Softcover)if you are interested in exploring rhetorical patterns, particularly Shakespeare, and Longman guide to revising proseLongman Guide to Revising Prose: A Quick and Easy Method for Turning Good Writing into Great Writing.
I hope you find this helpful.
Update: I notice some reviewers subsequent to me have received books with errors or chapter missing. Amazon has a return policy, and if you acquire any book not just this book which has errors or is not what you were expecting, you can return it for a refund, and also contact the publisher as they may not be aware of mistakes.
This is almost as much of a pamphlet as a book- fewer then a 100 pages in length. It does a capable job of introducing the subject, though I was hoping for a "further reading" list instead of footnoted reference. Def. served it's purpose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Short, concise, thorough text on the basics of rhetoric. Students appreciate the directness and clarity!Published 6 months ago by lacemaker
This is a short, clear guide that introduces the college freshman to how arguments get framed. I found it helpful but a bit dry. Motivated students will get something out of it.Published 13 months ago by Stephen Armstrong
Very limited in scope. But, exactly what a high school or college student needs to clarify the tiny amount of rhetoric taught in school. Read morePublished 21 months ago by BAF