critical thinking

My question is

What is the role of rhetoric in influencing people's attitudes and beliefs.

Paste role of rhetoric in influencing
in the search window above.

Rhetoric essentially is "word choice" to convey a particular point of view. Since we have become a media oriented society, we need to be aware that "everyone has an ox in the ditch" and their words are chosen to favor that point of view. In order to listen or read what others have to say with discernment, we need to first ask ourselves , what they are trying to convince us to do and why are they choosing those particular words. Below is a very good analysis, and the site from which it comes.

"Regarded as a discipline as well as a tool for analysis, rhetoric is often associated with related disciplines such as discourse analysis, text linguistics, cognition as well as communication and information theory. In other words, rhetoric is engaged in building up communication, its constituent parts and genres while at the same time playing an important role for the ways in which we perceive contextual aspects, including culture and the relations between interactants.

With communication and mediation playing an increasingly important role in post modern society, rhetoric has gained in influence and importance. Historically, the role of rhetoric was to enable the speaker to convince (and persuade) the listener. Nowadays, in a society of ever increasing amounts of information, the significance of rhetoric as a tool for helping communicators appeal to listeners or readers in a credible, understandable and convincing way is being acknowledged."

http://www.ucm.es/info/circulo/no24/aalborg.htm

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Language arts

    . This question asks about your work in your reading role. You may use your novel to help you answer the question. Think about the work you completed in your reading role. Determine the ideas that would be most worthy to share in

  2. Literature / Language Arts

    Think about the work you completed in your reading character role. Determine the ideas that would be most worthy to share in a literary discussion about Johnny Tremain. Provide an explanation for your choices. How did the role you

  3. social studies

    Which quotation sums up Herbert Hoover's beliefs about government's role

  4. Language Arts

    This question asks about your work in your reading character role. You may use your novel to help you answer the question. Think about the work you completed in your reading character role. Determine the ideas that would be most

  1. World history; Check:P

    Before the 1500s, who and what were the final authorities with regard to most knowledge? The church and it's leaders, the bible, and the king/queen. If they could not come up with an answer to a question, they would say that God

  2. SS-1 question

    Through mythology, the Greek people expressed their religious beliefs.**** love of poetry. love of sport. political beliefs.

  3. Business

    Why do many people believe profits on sales of finished goods are much higher than they actually are? This is a poorly formed question. "many people" is an undefined term. What do you mean by "many"? 50% of the people? 20 million

  4. Math

    Determine whether the following statement makes sense or does not make sense, and explain your reasoning: By modeling attitudes of college freshmen from 1969 through 2006, I can make precise predictions about the attitudes of the

  1. English

    This question asks about your work in your reading role. You may use your novel to help you answer the question. Think about the work you completed in your reading role. Determine the ideas that would be most worthy to share in a

  2. Social Studies (Reed)(Check)

    What was the difference between Roosevelt’s philosophy about the role of government in the depression and Hoover and republican’s philosophy about the role of government in the depression? How did they differ on how to help

  3. Language Arts

    Which of the following states a theme of "Ribbons"? A. People can make their problems go away if they ignore them long enough. B. People from different cultures can learn to appreciate each other's beliefs.*** C. People who want

  4. English

    What does rhetoric have to do with democracy? How did the influence of rhetoric spread throughout the world?

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.