Politicians and Rhetoric

This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes.

Author: J. Charteris-Black

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230501706

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech to communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on the unconscious emotional association of words.
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Persuading People

Now thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this successful text includes: - developed application of cognitive linguistic theory, which sheds new light on the emotional and logical powers of persuasion - extended and updated ...

Author: Robert Cockcroft

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137055279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This fascinating and practical book explores persuasive techniques in the English language, and is the ideal introduction for students and others with a professional interest in persuasion. Using a wide range of lively and accessible illustrative material, Robert Cockcroft and Susan Cockcroft unpick the complexities of persuasive language - both written and spoken - and enable readers to develop and enhance their rhetorical skills. Now thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this successful text includes: - developed application of cognitive linguistic theory, which sheds new light on the emotional and logical powers of persuasion - extended and updated examples of rhetoric in action - clear pointers for further study to allow readers to continue their exploration into rhetorical theory and practice - a new final chapter which invites readers to practice their skills using updated versions of traditional rhetorical exercises.
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Saving Persuasion

In Saving Persuasion, Bryan Garsten uncovers the early modern origins of today's suspicious attitude toward rhetoric and seeks to loosen its grip on contemporary political theory.

Author: Bryan Garsten

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037519

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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In Saving Persuasion, Bryan Garsten uncovers the early modern origins of today's suspicious attitude toward rhetoric and seeks to loosen its grip on contemporary political theory. He argues that the artful practice of persuasion ought to be viewed as a crucial part of democratic politics. Against theorists who advocate a rationalized ideal of deliberation aimed at consensus, Garsten argues that a controversial politics of partiality and passion can produce a more engaged and more deliberative kind of democratic discourse.
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The Rhetoric of Political Persuasion

The Narrative Artistry and Political Intentions of 2 Kings 9-11 Lloyd M. Barré. Cuneiform Literatures . ... Wifall , W . “ Bone of my Bone and Flesh of my Flesh – The Politics of the Yahwist . ... 152 The Rhetoric of Political Persuasion.

Author: Lloyd M. Barré

Publisher: Catholic Biblical Assn of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038385014

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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2 Kings 9-11 which details the events that led to the overthrow of Jehoram, king of Israel, and of Athaliah queen of Judah, is considered to be one of the finest examples of classical Hebrew narrative. This work deals with the text's composition (including the literary relationship of 2 Kgs 11 tro 2 Kgs 9-10), the literary dimensions of the work, and an appreciation of the artistic techniques that the author employed to convey his message effectively.
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Politics Persuasion and Pragmatism

Using three feminist utopian novels as her main examples, The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five by Doris Lessing; The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig, Peel examines how belief ...

Author: Ellen Susan Peel

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814209106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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An addition to the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series, Peel's book addresses how feminist utopian narratives attempt to persuade readers to adopt certain beliefs. Using three feminist utopian novels as her main examples, The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five by Doris Lessing; The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig, Peel examines how belief-bridging and protean metaphor in these works persuade readers. Literary persuasion, often dismissed as propaganda, in fact works in subtle and profound ways. The book presents major techniques by which narrative literature exercises this sophisticated influence on beliefs. Ultimately concluding that the pragmatic works better than the static in utopian feminism, Peel shows how, in novels such as those under discussion, the narrative techniques support pragmatism. Inquiring how narrative form can shape political belief by affecting readers' responses, the author integrates topics that are rarely combined. The book investigates three theoretical issues: utopian belief, distinguishing the perfectionism of the static from the vitality of the pragmatic and showing how the latter creates narrative energy; the persuasive process, tracing narrative form and asking how implied readers match real ones and how readers are swayed by belief-bridging and protean metaphor; and feminist belief, a nuanced definition that accounts both for what links feminists and what makes them diverse. Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism explores the rhetorical and ethical power of narrative literature.
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Rhetoric Online

Rhetoric Online is a systematic examination of the forms and nature of Web-based public discourse in the fields of social activism, political campaigning, and other venues where rhetorical discourses are addressed to public audiences.

Author: Barbara Warnick

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082048802X

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Rhetoric Online is a systematic examination of the forms and nature of Web-based public discourse in the fields of social activism, political campaigning, and other venues where rhetorical discourses are addressed to public audiences. Warnick develops and adapts existing rhetorical theories to the study of Web-based persuasive discourse in the public sphere.
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The Language of Persuasion in Politics

This is the ideal textbook for all introductory courses on language and politics, media language, rhetoric and persuasion, discourse studies and related areas.

Author: Alan Partington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351710107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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This accessible introductory textbook looks at the modern relationship between politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ, with extensive coverage of key topics including: ‘spin’, ‘spin control’ and ‘image’ politics models of persuasion: authority, contrast, association pseudo-logical and ‘post-truth’ arguments political interviewing: difficult questions, difficult answers metaphors and metonymy rhetorical figures humour, irony and satire Extracts from speeches, soundbites, newspapers and blogs, interviews, press conferences, election slogans, social media and satires are used to provide the reader with the tools to discover the beliefs, character and hidden strategies of the would-be persuader, as well as the counter-strategies of their targets. This book demonstrates how the study of language use can help us appreciate, exploit and protect ourselves from the art of persuasion. With a wide variety of practical examples on both recent issues and historically significant ones, every topic is complemented with guiding tasks, queries and exercises with keys and commentaries at the end of each unit. This is the ideal textbook for all introductory courses on language and politics, media language, rhetoric and persuasion, discourse studies and related areas.
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The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric

Comprehensively and in great detail surveying the rhetorical inventions employed in influential social movements and into the highest levels of government, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric systematically analyzes the use of absolutist ...

Author: Morgan Marietta

Publisher:

ISBN: 1602583889

Category: Ethical absolutism

Page: 277

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Revealing what lies behind much contemporary political rhetoric, Morgan Marietta shows that the language of America's most prominent leaders often relies on deep, even sacred, ideals. Comprehensively and in great detail surveying the rhetorical inventions employed in influential social movements and into the highest levels of government, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric systematically analyzes the use of absolutist claimsOCoand appeals to what a speaker deems to be universal truthsOCoas essential elements of persuasion in the American political landscape. In exploring the sometimes subtle ways in which politicians employ thissacred rhetoric, Marietta engagingly demonstrates its impact on citizens' reasoning, public discourse, and the very nature of American democracy.
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Understanding Political Persuasion Linguistic and Rhetorical Analysis

This book builds on the consolidated research field of Political Discourse Analysis and attempts to provide an introduction suitable for adoption amongst a readership wishing to understand some of the principles underlying such research, ...

Author: Douglas Mark Ponton

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622738779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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This book builds on the consolidated research field of Political Discourse Analysis and attempts to provide an introduction suitable for adoption amongst a readership wishing to understand some of the principles underlying such research, and above all to appreciate how the tools of discourse analysis might be applied to actual texts. It summarises some of the work that has been done in this field by authorities such as Halliday, Fairclough, Wodak, Chilton, Van Dijk, Martin, Van Leeuwen and others to provide the would-be analyst with practical ideas for their own research. Naturally, this would not be the first time that such a handbook or introductory reference book has been proposed. Fairclough himself recently produced one; however, his work, simply entitled Political Discourse Analysis, inevitably includes theoretical insights from his own research. The beginning analyst can, at times, experience a sense of bewilderment at the mass of theoretical writing in linguistics, in the search for some practical, usable tools. I explain a variety of such tools, demonstrating their usefulness in application to the analysis of a number of political speeches, from different historical periods and diverse social contexts. The author’s hope is that would-be students of political rhetoric, of whatever level and from a variety of research areas, will be able to pick up this book and find tools and techniques that will assist them in actual work on texts. Naturally, it is also hoped that they will be inspired to follow up the suggestions for further reading which they will find in the bibliography.
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Understanding Political Persuasion

This book builds on the consolidated research field of Political Discourse Analysis and attempts to provide an introduction suitable for adoption amongst a readership wishing to understand some of the principles underlying such research, ...

Author: Douglas Mark Ponton

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622739329

Category:

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This book builds on the consolidated research field of Political Discourse Analysis and attempts to provide an introduction suitable for adoption amongst a readership wishing to understand some of the principles underlying such research, and above all to appreciate how the tools of discourse analysis might be applied to actual texts. It summarises some of the work that has been done in this field by authorities such as Halliday, Fairclough, Wodak, Chilton, Van Dijk, Martin, Van Leeuwen and others to provide the would-be analyst with practical ideas for their own research. Naturally, this would not be the first time that such a handbook or introductory reference book has been proposed. Fairclough himself recently produced one; however, his work, simply entitled Political Discourse Analysis, inevitably includes theoretical insights from his own research. The beginning analyst can, at times, experience a sense of bewilderment at the mass of theoretical writing in linguistics, in the search for some practical, usable tools. I explain a variety of such tools, demonstrating their usefulness in application to the analysis of a number of political speeches, from different historical periods and diverse social contexts.The author's hope is that would-be students of political rhetoric, of whatever level and from a variety of research areas, will be able to pick up this book and find tools and techniques that will assist them in actual work on texts. Naturally, it is also hoped that they will be inspired to follow up the suggestions for further reading which they will find in the bibliography.
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Talking Us Round

In this work the question of political persuasion is treated from a variety of points of view drawn from modern linguistics: appraisal and engagement theory, rhetorical studies, information structure and representational patterns.

Author: Douglas Ponton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847993990

Category: Education

Page: 196

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In this work the question of political persuasion is treated from a variety of points of view drawn from modern linguistics: appraisal and engagement theory, rhetorical studies, information structure and representational patterns. The aim is to show how politicians are able to work their persuasive discursive magic, and the work features studies of five celebrated rhetors: Edmund Burke, Benjamin Disraeli, Sir Winston Churchill, Malcolm X and Gerry Adams. The different historical contexts make it possible to study how far features of persuasive political rhetoric are common across the centuries.
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Rhetoric and Social Relations

This volume explores the constitutive role of rhetoric in socio-cultural relations, where discursive persuasion is so important, and contains both theoretical chapters as well as fascinating examples of the ambiguities and effects of ...

Author: Jon Abbink

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789209785

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This volume explores the constitutive role of rhetoric in socio-cultural relations, where discursive persuasion is so important, and contains both theoretical chapters as well as fascinating examples of the ambiguities and effects of rhetoric used (un)consciously in social praxis. The elements of power, competition and political persuasion figure prominently. It is an accessible collection of studies, speaking to common issues and problems in social life, and shows the heuristic and often explanatory value of the rhetorical perspective.
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Political Rhetoric

This briefing book offers a succinct reflection on the ways in which historical developments have encouraged the use of political rhetoric.

Author: Mary E. Stuckey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351498722

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and inter-branch government persuasion. But as mass media has grown and then fragmented, as the federal bureaucracy has continued to both expand and calcify, and as partisanship has heightened tensions both within Congress and between Congress and the Executive, rhetoric is an increasingly important element of presidential governance. Scholars have derived ways to explain how these developments and the presidents' use of rhetoric have contributed to and detracted from the health of American democracy. This briefing book offers a succinct reflection on the ways in which historical developments have encouraged the use of political rhetoric. It explores strategies of "going public" to provide some leverage over the political system and the lessons one might derive from these choices. This essential analysis, written for lay readers, scholars, students, and future presidents, is the first in Transaction's innovative Presidential Briefings series. Mary E. Stuckey covers the scholarly literature with authority and offers examples of rhetoric that have lasting influence.
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Rediscovering Rhetoric

Rediscovering Rhetoric re-introduces to modern practitioners and students a grasp of the speeches, writings and methodologies of the great classical scholars of rhetoric.

Author: Justin T. Gleeson

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 186287705X

Category: English language

Page: 295

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Rhetoric is ubiquitous in modern discourse: from arguments delivered in the High Court, to advertisements disseminated in the high street. For the legal and political advocate, persuasion is also a professional technique that must be perfected properly to practise each art. In contrast with the classical era and the middle ages, in which grammar, rhetoric and dialectic were basic features of all education, modern curricula almost entirely neglect any theoretical study of the methods of rhetoric. Rediscovering Rhetoric re-introduces to modern practitioners and students a grasp of the speeches, writings and methodologies of the great classical scholars of rhetoric. Part 1 - Law and Language in the Greco-Roman Tradition provides a contextualised introduction to significant theorists of rhetoric in the classical period, and consists of four chapters written by practising barristers and a current Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. Part 2 - The Practice of Persuasion comprises essays by practitioners distinguished in their pursuit of legal persuasion - one former and two current Justices of the High Court of Australia - illuminating their experiences of argument from the perspective of both bench and bar. Part 3 - The Politics of Persuasion performs a similar function to Part 2, in the related domain of politics. It includes a chapter by Graham Freudenberg, former speechwriter for Gough Whitlam and others. Together the three parts provide a unique inter-disciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of legal and political persuasion. Published in association with the NSW Bar Association.
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Art of Persuasion

This is not always easy to achieve; rhetoric has thus played an important part in public speaking since the beginning of civilization.

Author: Tjaša Umbreht

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1090309780

Category:

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The ability of skilful and persuasive use of language is a politician's most powerful weapon. Throughout history, the most successful political leaders have been considered great orators, for they knew how to captivate their audience. This is not always easy to achieve; rhetoric has thus played an important part in public speaking since the beginning of civilization. Many authors have introduced a number of rhetorical devices and have tried to advise orators on how to speak in public. The thesis attempts to illustrate how rhetoric and political language have developed throughout the years, with special attention paid to rhetorical devices used in present day political discourse in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. I present the results of my short discourse analysis that show that both classical and modern rhetorical devices are present in modern political discourse, that British politicians use rhetorical devices more often than American politicians, and that conservatives are more skilled orators than liberals.
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Courting Power

This text chronicles a change in epistolary persuasion in the 1230's, crystallized at the imperial chancery of Frederick II, Emperor from 1220-1250.

Author: Laurie Shepard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134827336

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This text chronicles a change in epistolary persuasion in the 1230's, crystallized at the imperial chancery of Frederick II, Emperor from 1220-1250. There, traditional appeals, premised on authority and harmony, were challenged by letters in which historical circumstances functioned as an integral part of the strategy of persuasion. Based on the close reading of 'Artes Dictandi', as well as a series of letters issued from the papal and imperial chanceries, this book explores the theory and practice of medieval letter-writing. Letters are evaluated as verbal acts intended to persuade, with the public as the ultimate arbiter of success. The author argues that the form, proportion and style of letters were contoured by ideology.
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