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Rhetorical Questions: Studies of Public Discourse

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From classical antiquity through the Renaissance, rhetoric was the prime vehicle of education in the West and the discipline that prepared students for civic life. With a comprehensiveness drawn from this tradition, Edwin Black here probes the incongruities between form and substance that open public discourse to significant interpretation. Locating rhetorical studies at the confluence of literature and politics, Black focuses on the ideological component of seemingly literary texts and the use of literary devices to ...

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Rhetorical Questions: Studies of Public Discourse
1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226055015

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