Rhetorical

  • (adj): Of or relating to rhetoric.
    Example: "Accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White; "the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rhetorical:

Rhetorical Stance
... “Rhetorical stance” is the position of a speaker or writer in relation to audience, topic, and situational context ... It encompasses the same elements as, “rhetorical situation”, but is a more active concept ... “Rhetorical stance” connotes a position “taken”—the exploitation of rhetorical appeals, audience, subject, and contextual circumstances—with the goal of persuasion ...
Mimesis: The Representation Of Reality In Western Literature - Position and Evaluation of Rhetoric
... Ernst Curtius, Auerbach's work is marked by an openly anti-rhetorical position ... writers of the seventeenth century like Racine are criticized for adherence to the rhetorical doctrine of "styles" with their corresponding subject ... Auerbach sees the Bible as opposing this rhetorical doctrine in its serious and poignant portrayals of common folk and their encounter with the divine ...
Medieval Debate Poetry - Purposes
... and the Nightingale includes extended dialogues on rhetorical skills and has been seen as an instruction in (or possibly a parody of) the teaching of rhetorical technique ... For example, both employ the medieval rhetorical tools of appealing to authority (by quoting Alfred the Great) and by attempting to goad the opponent into anger ... argued that either the owl or the nightingale is better at employing rhetorical strategy ...
Lexis (Aristotle) - Lexis According To Aristotle
... Gonzalez, "Aristotle instructs us to view of his psychology, as mediating the rhetorical task and entrusted with turning the orator's subject matter into such opinion of the listeners and gain their pistis ... the background Aristotle instructs us to view of his psychology, as mediating the rhetorical task and entrusted with turning the orator's subject matter into such opinion of the listeners and gain their pistis ...
Symbolic Convergence Theory - Life Cycle of SCT - Stage 4: Vision-declining
... Situations in a rhetorical community can change so rapidly that the vision cannot adapt successfully ... The principle of explanatory deficiency assert that when a rhetorical vision loses its explanatory power, it begins to decline ... Along similar lines, the principle of resurfacing competitive rhetorical visions asserts that with opened channels of communication, competition from alternate rhetorical ...

More definitions of "rhetorical":

  • (adj): Concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking.
    Example: "A rhetorical question is one asked solely to produce an effect (especially to make an assertion) rather than to elicit a reply"

Famous quotes containing the word rhetorical:

    Art has always been this—pure interrogation, rhetorical question less the rhetoric—whatever else it may have been obliged by social reality to appear.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    Whoever inquires about our childhood wants to know something about our soul. If the question is not just a rhetorical one and the questioner has the patience to listen, he will come to realize that we love with horror and hate with an inexplicable love whatever caused us our greatest pain and difficulty.
    Erika Burkart (20th century)

    I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.
    Derek Walcott (b. 1930)