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What are the four components of kairos?

What are the four components of kairos?


School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Communications
Course: Rhetoric and Society
Professor: Meredith bagley
Term: Winter 2015
Tags: The, basics, Of, and rhetoric
Cost: 25
Name: COM 100, WEEK 1 NOTES
Description: These cover all the important information discussed in class.
Uploaded: 08/26/2016
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COM 100

What are the four components of kairos?

Week 1

August 23, 2016


The Basics of Rhetoric


• Rhetor: The speaker or source of the message

• Text: the message itself

• Appeal: Pointed or directed persuasion

• Artifact: the thing containing the message

• Implication: a meaningful result

• Exigency: what creates a need for a response

Components of Rhetoric

The 5 Rhetorical Chain

• Invention: finding something to say, WHAT to argue We also discuss several other topics like How does the environment effect our behavior and vice versa?
We also discuss several other topics like What is transactional model of communication?

• Arrangement: Organization or order of the argument

Does best man or maid of honor give speech first?

We also discuss several other topics like Why geography?

• Style: Specific composition of an argument, HOW to argue

• Memory: (how well recalled the argument is)

• Delivery: (how well spoken the argument is)

1 **Memory & Delivery are the two we don’t normally use anymore because they are  simply out dated**

The 3 Rhetorical Appeals

• Logos: Argumentation, appeal to conflict

• Pathos: Feeling, appeal to emotions

• Ethos: Character, appeal to credibility

2 Forgotten Appeals

• Telos: the particular attitude of the speech (tone, purpose)

What is the purpose of persuasive text?

• Kairos: the temporal setting of the speech (context, moment)

Types of Rhetoric

• Deliberative: dealing with the future

• Forensic: focused on the past

◦ ex. the declaration of independence

• Epideictic: seeks to praise or blame

◦ ex. maid of honor speeches, best man speeches

◦ politics

The Rhetorical Situation

• text: what constructed the message

• rhetor: who’s the one speaking Don't forget about the age old question of What is a human element emerger?

• audience: who or what is it designed for

• purpose: to persuade the audience in same way, vital to understanding a text • setting: where is it taking place, what is the context

Thomas Paine “Common Sense”

• text: the pamphlet itself Don't forget about the age old question of What is the process of raw materials?

• rhetor: Thomas Paine (published anonymously)

• audience: 2.5 million Euro­Americans of the Colonies

• purpose: to convince the public of the important of independence

• setting: published January 10 , 1776


• best selling American work ever

• when published, best selling world period in America

• first real popular appeal for independence

• constructed in the style of a sermon

• gave history of government, Britain’s monarchy, reasons to be independent, and how the then  colonies might accomplish independence and self governance.

August 25, 2016


Patrick Henry “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”

• delivered in 1775

• not published till 1815

Rhetorical Situation Don't forget about the age old question of What is a horizontal asymptote?

• Text: The Speech

• Rhetor: Patrick Henry

• Audience: Members of the Second Virginia Convention

• Purpose: Convince the convention to supple troops for the looming Revolutionary War • Setting: March 23, 1775


• Patrick Henry: influential Virginia lawyer and member of the House of Burgesses • An impassioned speech to pass the Stamp Act Resolutions in 1765 which made an early case for  independence in light of taxation

• the Second Virginia Convention convened to basically figure out how Virginia was going to deal with Britain and the coming revolution

• Henry was against the constitution, ensured Madison created the Bill of Rights, and eventually  supported the Federalists against Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.

Boston Massacre, Anonymous Account

Rhetorical Situation

• Text: versions of testimony by Samuel Drowne

• Rhetor: anonymous

• Audience: American public

• Purpose: described what happen during the Boston Massacre

• Setting: Boston, 1770


• Troops has been in Boston since 1768 to enforce taxation policies from the Townshend Act • Upset colonists were not happy about their presence OR the taxes they were there to enforce • the tensions were extremely high

• 5 colonists were killed

• 6 soldiers acquitted (John Adams defended them, slurred crowd), 2 punished lights

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