Humbly Asking Forgiveness

Rhetoric is the way in which you communicate in everyday life. These communications can be persuasive in nature and can be made of text, images, video, or any other type of media.

Rhetoric Historically

Applying oneself to the language can get you labeled as rhetorical when you play ‘talking’ with other people. If we failed to limit our rhetoric at times that made you uncomfortable, we humbly apologize and implore you to re-educate yourself into the tricks and mis-directions of the English language system.

It is well known among historians of rhetoric that the English word rhetoric derives from the adjective in the elliptical Greek phrase ( tekhnê) rhêtorikê, the first documented use of which we find in Plato’s Gorgias (449a; see Edward Schiappa’s “Did Plato Coin Rhêtorikê?”)

….. “the art of eloquence and persuasiveness in language, the art of using language to influence others,” from Old French retorike, rethorique (Modern French rhétorique)

…. from Greek rhētorikos “oratorical, rhetorical; skilled in speaking,” from rhētōr “orator.”

Rhetoric requires an understanding and control of language and knowledge of culture; the rhetorical situation which includes the purpose, audience, topic, writer, and context, genre; and other aspects to achieve an intended purpose. In many cases, rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) can also contribute to this intended purpose.

See the reason for rhetoric below in this modern graph. “Purpose” is in the center.

Life Path – Which One

Rhetorical Notions – Filled the Oceans

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