The aim of this course will be to give the student a general introduction to the field of rhetoric in its traditional as well as modern aspects.
To familiarize the student with literary devices used in modern English prose and conversation.
Abrams, M.H. "A Glossary of Literary Terms". Lanham. R. "A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms".
A short test after every second class and a final examination.
１．Introduction to the traditional domain of rhetoric. ２．Forensic, deliberative and epideictic rhetoric. ３．The Five Faculties. Heuresis. ４．Heuresis continued. ５．Taxis. ６．Taxis continued. ７．Lexis (style). ８．Figures of sound and syntax. ９．The tropes of rhetoric. 10．The simile. 11．The ultimate trope: the metaphor. 12．Jakobson on metaphor and metonymy. 13．Classical rhetoric and its development in modern times. 14．The rhetoric of non-Western cultures. 15．Revision and questions.
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