What is Rhetoric?
Definition- a persuasive method that speakers and writers use to advocate their idea or message
The Ancient Romans and Greeks were the forerunners of Rhetoric. They've used it in public speeches, debates, and as a useful way to bring out ideas.
The man that is known for making Rhetoric a way of good speaking is Marcus Fabius Quintilianus or Quintilian. He wrote a book called Institutio Oratoria, that teaches about the concept of Rhetoric in speech and writing.
Rhetoric aims to tell the audience the truth about an idea or purpose
Rhetoric can be useful for people to critically think and say about a certain topic or advertisement
Rhetoric is not about like some kind of propaganda or deception, but an effective tool to teach and instruct people.
Forensic Speech- focuses on dealing with past situations that are to be resolved using rhetoric
Ceremonial Speech- focuses on occasional events to honor or criticize using rhetoric
Political speech- focuses on persuading people in preparation for upcoming proposals using rhetoric