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Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration & Practice
A creative, innovative approach to the process of rhetorical criticism! Our everyday experiences entail the use of symbols, both our own and those of others. We engage in "the process of thinking about symbols, discovering how they work and why they affect us, and choosing to communicate in particular ways as a result of the options they present. This process is called rhe ...more
Hardcover, 553 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Waveland Press
(first published August 1995)
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This book describes various methods of rhetorical criticism. I read it in college and I'm the kind of student who reads books from cover to cover even if I'm not required to. Our class had to use a few of the methods to critique speeches, works of art and later I wrote a huge paper critiquing a movie. It was a good class and a thorough book. I must have had an earlier edition.
Jun 09, 2016 Chad rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Excellent treatment and insightful overview of rhetorical criticism. In this book Foss surveys various methods of criticism (such as metaphor, style, cluster, genre, and ideological criticism), providing a readable techne for both experienced and inexperienced rhetoricians. Clear and insightful content, useful examples and illustrations.