The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.
Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.
Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.
Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.
the art or science of using language in prose or verse. the effective use of language in oratory to influence or persuade an audience. the study of the theory and principles of effective communication. Cp. discourse analysis. adj. rhetorical.
the art of persuasive and impressive speaking or writing. Can also mean speech or writing that is elaborate or showy or insincere.
The art of using language effectively. Rhetoric involves the writer?s purpose, the audience, the discovery and exploration of a subject, its arrangement and organization), the style and tone in which it is expressed, and the form in which it is delivered.
The art of expressive speech or discourse, often referred to as speaking reduced to a method. Grounded in the ancient world, rhetoric was revived in Renaissance Italy for its attention to various rules for organizing thought and speech. These rules were transposed to the visual arts, and this helped to establish a structure for early modern art theory.
The art of speaking or writing effectively and convincingly. Paul uses forms of Greco-Roman rhetoric to persuade his Corinthian readers. For instance, 2 Cor. 8-9 has the form of an apology or a defense. Paul is the defendant, the Corinthians are the jury, and Paul's opponents are the accusers.
the linguistic strategies used by speakers or authors of text to convey particular impressions or reinforce specific interpretations, most commonly in support of the authority of the text to speak the truth.
Rhetoric is the art of effective and persuasive speaking. In a time when few people had access to written literature, rhetoric was especially important. As the printing press made books more available to more people and the written word became more pervasive, the importance of rhetoric declined.
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
n. the art of organizing material for the presentation of truth to give effectiveness to public speech.4
using language effectively to please or persuade
study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
Principles of persuasive writing or speaking. Rhetoric can help or hurt the argument's clarity. It helps when it is used to make good arguments easy to accept on their own merits.
The art of effective expression and the persuasive use of language. See Discourse
intrinsic persuasiveness contained in particular messages and communications. Particular themes and narratives of fashionable management knowledge can have a powerful rhetorical impact.
Rhetoric is the art of using language effectively.
is the art of using language effectively. Rhetorical
the effective use of language; the art of persuasion.
1. (In writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. 2. The art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech.
Rhetoric is the study of the art of verbal or written communication, with specific attention to the structure and development of persuasive argument. Rhetoric has come to carry negative connotations, as in "....just a bunch of political rhetoric." That is, someone's speech was just words and empty promises. The negative connotation is somewhat understandable since rhetoric as the art of persuasion is meant to allow anybody to argue any side of an issue whether they actually believe what they are saying or not. A "rhetorical strategy" is simply a device used within the construction of a persuasive argument. For example, opening a speech with "My fellow Americans" is a rhetorical strategy meant to align the speaker with the common man and to show nationalistic pride.
The deliberate and formal use of language, usually in writing, to illustrate an idea or demonstrate a truth. The writer of rhetoric always has in mind an audience and a purpose.
1. The study of the elements, as structure or style, used in writing and speaking. 2. The art of effective expression and persuasive use of language. 3. Affected or pretentious language. 4. Verbal communication; discourse.
In its most general meaning, rhetoric refers to the principles governing the use of language for effective speaking and writing.
The theoretical art of speaking so as to persuade.
as in rhetorical style]— The techniques for effectively using language in writing
Rhetoric (from Greek , rhÃªtÃ´r, orator, teacher) is the art or technique of persuasion through the use of oral, written, or visual symbols. Rhetoric is one of the three original liberal arts or trivium (the other members are dialectic and grammar) in Western culture. In ancient and medieval times, grammar concerned itself with correct, accurate, pleasing, and effective language use through the study and criticism of literary models, dialectic concerned itself with the testing and invention of new knowledge through a process of question and answer, and rhetoric concerned itself with persuasion in public and political settings such as assemblies and courts of law.
Aristotle's Rhetoric (or "Ars Rhetorica", or "The Art of Rhetoric" or "Treatise on Rhetoric") places the discipline of public speaking in the context of all other intellectual pursuits at the time. Moreover, Aristotle is working to rehabilitate the reputation of rhetoric in light of Plato's attacks on the art as just a knack and not an art.