Class Notes 8/24

Q: What is rhetoric?

A: The art of persuasion

Q: What is meant by the rhetorical situation? 

A: Takes into account the time and place, audience, author, and message.

Q: What is critical theory?

A: Looking at social power dynamics in a given system. We operate under assumptions sexism/racism/etc. We are products of our environment, mostly subconscious.

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