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COM 100, WEEK 2 NOTES COM 100-001

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Rhetoric and Society
Mr. Cory P. Harrison
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Isett Notetaker on Thursday September 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COM 100-001 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Mr. Cory P. Harrison in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Rhetoric and Society in Communication Studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 09/01/16
COM 100 WEEK TWO 8/30 Epideictic Rhetoric FOCUS  • Culpability  means someone who is guilty  Patrick Henry Review • (freedom) and (slavery) • repetition ◦ he liked to repeat himself at the end of sentences for emphasis ◦ basic rhetorical tool but powerful • rhetorical questions ◦ he would ask a series of rhetorical questions and answer them definitely  • appeal to God ◦ he used God several times in his speech and different versions of God Boston Massacre Review • Sensationalism ◦ exaggerated the number of people that died by more than half • Tension ◦ a lot of tension. almost 2 years of tension lead up to the BM • Culpability ◦ the blame was wished to be blamed on the British  • Justice ◦ something happened they wanted someone to be held accountable  Knox’s Letter to Washington • written in 1786 Rhetorical Situation • text: the letter • rhetor: Henry Knox • audience: George Washington • purpose: help with the rebellion in Massachusetts • setting: October 23, 1786 What to Notice? • what do people THINK is the cause? ◦ lazy people that won’t pay their taxes • what does Knox attribute as the cause?  ◦ the young men wanted to be apart of something • what implications does knox predict if the government is not adjustment? ◦ the government that is currently established would be destroyed  • why is this an important text? ◦ its a snapshot of american history, to know what this letter means you must know what was  going on at the time, where the government was at, and what the people we’re going through.  ◦ what is tells us about us as a nation, what we have always been worried about • why is rhetoric important? ◦ it gives us the appeal to know what was going on at the time. Tecumseh’s Speech to the Osages Rhetorical Situation • text: the speech • rhetor: Tecumseh • audience: members of the Osage Nation • purpose: build support for his Confederacy • setting: winter of 1811­1812 What to Notice? • why does tecumseh say they must fight? ◦ to take back their land, their home  • How does Tecumseh inspire unity? ◦ repeating use of the word, “Brothers” • Why is this an important text? ◦ familial appeals ◦ inevitably ◦ blood ◦ hospitality ◦ animals  9/1 Walker and Stewart • Race Relations in American History  David Walker’s Appeal Rhetorical Situation   • Text:  A pamphlet  • Rhetor: David Walker • Audience: black citizens of the world, but primarily African Americans • Purpose: encourage the risky fight of oppression, and to call out the redeemable hypocrisy of  social institutions • setting: Published in Boston, 1829   Content • Full title: Walker’s Appeal, in Four Articles; Together with a Preablme, to the Coloured Citizens  of the world, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America,  Written in Boston, State of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829.  • Walker was a clothing merchant, publisher, and wrote for the first african americans owned and  operated newspaper Freedom’s Journal • Extremely controversial, especially in the south. Banned and punished, Georgia offered a reward  for Walker’s capture or death ($10,000 and $1,000) Major Rhetorical Themes • Appeal to Humanity  ◦ the idea that we are all the same thing; people, humans • Hypocrisy ◦ he goes after Jefferson’s hypocrisy  • Consequences ◦ he talks about if you keep people at a certain stake, you will eventually have to be held  accountable for this • Liberty Martha Stewart Address Rhetorical Situation • text: the speech • rhetor: maria stewart • audience: members of the african masonic hall in Boston • purpose: abolition and the inherent ability of african americans • setting: the lodge, Boston 1833 Major Themes • Opportunity ◦ the fact that opportunity has to be asked for  • Education (knowledge) • Respectability ◦ temperance and learning about science • Unwillingness to Relocate ◦ stay in America and make America better


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