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  1. Feb 2019
    1. different countries and re-mote ages, wherein the speakers and writers had very different notions, tempers, customs, orna-ments, and figures of speech, &c., every one of which influenced the signification of their words

      Brings to mind Rickert's rhetorics and Siegert's cultural techniques

  2. Jan 2019
    1. StrongDefenseofrhetoricposthumousl

      Lanham says, "The Strong Defense assumes that truth is determined by social dramas, some more formal than others but all man-made. Rhetoric in such a world is not ornamental but determinative, essentially creative" (156). If that defense is not just restricted to "man-made" social dramas but cultural dramas, to dramas rooted in a particular historical and cultural context (joining Rickert's sense of rhetorics), then it can also be opened up to material forces beyond the human.

  3. Jul 2018
    1. A cultural rhetorics orientation requires an investment in a methodological frame that values the relation among history, practice, and knowledge.

      "history, practice, and knowledge."

  4. Jan 2017
    1. Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood, and that great men shall press For tinctures, stains, relics, and cognizance.

      How effective is the use of parallelism?

      For more rhetorical devices, consult Handbook.

    2. great Rome shall suck Reviving blood

      How effective is the use of metonymy?

      For more rhetorical devices, consult Handbook.

    1. There was a Brutus once that would have brooked Th' eternal devil to keep his state in Rome As easily as a king.

      How effective is the use of adynaton?

      For a list of rhetorical devices, see Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

    2. When went there by an age, since the great flood, But it was famed with more than with one man? When could they say till now, that talked of Rome, That her wide walks encompassed but one man?

      How effective is the use of hypophora?

      For further discussions on hypophora, see Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

    3. Age, thou art shamed!

      A rhetorical device is used here. Click on this to find out more about apostrophe.

      What does "age" and "Rome" respectively refer to?

      How effective is this address directed towards an abstract idea?

      For a list of rhetorical devices, see Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

  5. May 2016
    1. Engagement with decolonization and decolonial practices is central to the work of most cultural rhetorics scholars.

      Are there colonial methodologies? If so, how can we implement the methodological practices of a culture (i.e. Mormonism) and apply them to a cultural rhetorics study? Wouldn't that be furthering colonialism?

      Zooming further out: are there instances where one shouldn't adopt methodologies of a culture?