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The role of ethos and parrhesia in the presidential reelection discourse of George Herbert Walker Bush
The purpose of this study is to focus on the role played by rhetoric in the 1992 reelection discourse of George H. W. Bush. The inability of the president and his speechwriters to effectively create a presidential ethos ...
Through an ancient lens: An analysis of the Anglo-Saxon riddles of the "Exeter Book" based upon classical rhetorical forms and devices
This analysis proceeds from the premise that the Anglo-Saxon riddle creator drew from the classical rhetorical forms and devices when creating the Anglo-Saxon riddle as depicted in the Exeter Book riddles. The study ...
Sister disciplines in pedagogical harmony: Oral and written composition techniques merged in the classroom
The purpose of this study was to research the potential rhetorical combination of oral and written discourses in one curriculum, to produce rationale for this project, and to create a fifteen-week syllabus. Rhetoric's ...
A study of the prose style of selected sermons of John Keble
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the prose style of two sermons of John Keble. The two sermons chosen for analysis are "The Duty of Hoping Against Hope," delivered by Keble in 1846 and Sermon L (Russian War), ...
The composition turn: Exigency and pedagogical ramifications of Back-To-Basics
This dissertation examines how the term back-to-basics became a metaphor that drove a decade's conversations about teaching writing. It traces how political ruminations about the state of education affected the public's ...