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The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques,
  1. The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques

  2. Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content
    • - all we have from the opposition is empty rhetoric

  1. using language effectively to please or persuade
  2. grandiosity: high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
  3. palaver: loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
  4. (rhetorical) of or relating to rhetoric; "accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford
  5. Rhetoric is the art of using language to communicate effectively. It involves three audience appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos, as well as the five canons of rhetoric: invention or discovery, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. ...
  6. Aristotle's Rhetoric is an ancient Greek treatise on the art of persuasion, dating from the 4th century BC. In Greek, it is titled ΤΕΧΝΗΣ ΡΗΤΟΡΙΚΗΣ, in Latin Ars Rhetorica. In English, its title varies: typically it is titled the Rhetoric, the Art of Rhetoric, or a Treatise on Rhetoric.
  7. A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply (e.g.: "Why me?") Rhetorical questions encourage the listener to think about what the (often obvious) answer to the question must be. ...
  8. The art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade; Meaningless language with an exaggerated style intended to impress
  9. (Rhetorical (Book Titles)) Well-Spoken Predictions: Rhett Oracle
  10. (Rhetorical) asked or said merely for effect with no answer expected.
  11. (Rhetorical) words used in very formal situations that sound strange if they are used in normal conversation; e.g. 'alas' as an expression of sadness.
  12. (rhetorical) question  A literary device in which a question is asked that actually requires no answer.   example - "How impious is the title of scared majesty applied to a worm, who in the midst of his splendor is crumbling into dust."    Thomas Paine
  13. (Rhetorics) the study of the ways of using language effectively. This area of studies concerns the linguistics means of persuasion (one of the main, but not the only one).
  14. The art of effective expression and the persuasive use of language.
  15. published at Memmingen, 1490 - 1495, quoted from Harry Caplan "Classical Rhetoric and the Mediaeval Theory of Preaching" Of Eloquence: Studies in Ancient and Mediaeval Rhetoric. Ed. Anne King and Helen North. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1970. 109.
  16. In literary criticism, this term denotes the art of ethical persuasion. In its strictest sense, rhetoric adheres to various principles developed since classical times for arranging facts and ideas in a clear, persuasive, appealing manner. ...
  17. Language calculated to produce an effect; the art of effective expression (a word, music critics cannot live without!)
  18. The art of persuasive argument through writing or speech--the art of eloquence and charismatic language. A lengthier discussion can be found under the rhetoric link.
  19. The art of persuasion or the presentation of ideas in clear, persuasive language that makes a powerful and convincing appeal to an audience, whether you are writing or speaking.
  20. Ways to use means of communication (e.g., language, image, and sound) effectively to convey a concept, emotion, motivation, etc.
  21. The ability to use language effectively. The undue use of exaggeration or display. The art of influencing others through the use of words.
  22. The study and practice of good effective expression. Also a type of discourse- focusing on goals of the speech or piece of writing that attempts to sway the mind of the audience.
  23. According to Aristotle, the art of seeing all available means of persuasion; the intentional act of using words to have an effect.
  24. is the art of written or spoken communication. If you went to school a hundred years ago, your English class would have been called Rhetoric. But nowadays if we say something is rhetorical, we usually mean that it’s only good for talking. ...
  25. In biblical studies, “rhetoric” refers to the style of writing, the art of composition such that the written piece comes to serve a particular purpose, whether descriptive, persuasive, or interpretive. ...