Rhetoric Assignment

Activity 6: Rhetoric

Instructions: In class, we discussed the different types of Rhetoric (deliberative, forensic, epideictic).
(1) Define each type of rhetoric and provide an example for each (preferably not an example given in class)

Instructions: In class, we also discussed five cannons of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, memory, delivery). You will need to know each cannon to complete this next part.

(2) Please watch this video: https://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together. Answer each of these questions with complete sentences.

a.What were the major arguments offered by the speaker? What other arguments were missing that would have made their speech better?

b.How was the speech organized?

c.What sort of style was used during the speech? What sort of words were chosen? What stylistic choices do you think were made?

d.How was the speech delivered (i.e., from memory, from notes, extemporaneously)?

e.What sort of delivery techniques (i.e., gestures, eye contact, vocal inflections, etc.) did you notice during the speech?

(3) Now it is your turn. You are tasked with giving a motivational speech in COMM 104, use the 5 cannons of rhetoric to design a speech. Make sure to be clear in your choices for each.

  • Invention:
  • Arrangement:
  • Style:
  • Memory:
  • Delivery:


Last Updated on February 13, 2019

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