Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student
ISBN13: 9780195115420ISBN10: 0195115422 Hardcover, 578 pages
Jul 1998, In Stock
Retail Price to Students:$89.95 (04)
578 pages; 1 illus.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-511542-0ISBN10: 0-19-511542-2
Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student brings to life the three vital components of classical rhetoric--argument, arrangement, and style. The book illuminates the strategies and tactics of argumentation; effective presentation and organization; the development of power, grace, and felicity; and the history of rhetorical principles.
DescriptionWidely 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."
About the Author(s)
Edward P. J. Corbett, Emeritus Professor of English, Ohio State University, and Robert J. Connors, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire