|Author||: James Robertson Andrews|
|Publisher||: Houghton Mifflin College Division|
|Total Pages||: 424|
|ISBN 10||: IND:30000088028786|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This book is designed to orient the beginning student to the nature and function of rhetorical criticism, to acquaint the student with those elements in the rhetorical situation that warrant serious attention, and to teach the student a useful strategy with which to begin to practice criticism ... The focus of this book is clearly on public speeches ... Along with mastering basic concepts, the beginning critic will also be given the opportunity ... to begin grappling with fundamental and enduring critical issues ... [The authors] have included in this book texts and examples of how critics have studied those texts. [They also] offer two historical texts along with [their] own critical readings of those texts ... [The book then] presents two texts and illustrations of the various critical responses to these texts ... The first [text is] Richard Nixon's "Address on the Vietnam War, [and the second is] Jesse Jackson's "Common Ground and Common Sense" ... Finally ... several examples of critical readings by rhetorical scholars illustrate different ways to approach texts.-Pref.