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Loyola MD Honors Students on Rhetoric Today

Writing Panel from Nov. 30th

Writing Panel on Nov. 30 Delivery is everything when it comes to a speech. You can write beautifully, but if you don’t deliver it successfully, your audience will leave with disdain and your point will reach no one. Aristotle argued... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s Insight on the Presidential Election

Twelve days prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor and the University of Pennsylvania and the founder of Fact Check came to Loyola University Maryland to speak to us about rhetoric in the Presidential debates. She spoke from the... Continue Reading →

“A Good Person Speaking Well: Eloquentia Perfecta in U.S. Jesuit Colleges: A Brief Genealogy” -Steven Mailloux

“A Good Person Speaking Well” reviews the role of Eloquentia Perfecta in Jesuit Universities. Eloquentia Perfecta effects many aspects of our Jesuit education and the established curriculum, Ratio Studiorum, focusses on practical utility of rhetoric and the cultural enrichment of... Continue Reading →

Poetria Nova Sections 3 and 4

Vinsauf begins Section 3 with steps for amplification and abbreviation. In class we went over the tools for amplification, such as repetition, periphrasis/circulation, comparison, apostrophe, personification, digression, description, and opposition. We next discussed the helpful strategies for abbreviation, including emphasis, articles, ablative absolute, avoidance... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Delivery

Delivery is everything when it comes to a speech. You can write beautifully, but if you don’t deliver it successfully, your audience will leave with disdain and your point will reach no one. Aristotle argued delivery was one thing that... Continue Reading →

Charismatic Rhetoric and the “Feminine” Style

This week, we discussed the readings of Charismatic Rhetoric in 2008 Presidential Campaign and Construction: A Reassessment of the “Feminine Style”. The first reading discussed the characteristics of charismatic leadership which are as follows: confidence, goal orientation, inspirational, optimistic, and... Continue Reading →

Reflection on “Gendered Politics and Presidential Image Construction: A Reassessment of the ‘Feminine Style'”

According to Gendered Politics and Presidential Image Construction: A Reassessment of the 'Feminine Style' by Parry-Giles, “feminine” style is more personal, excessive or ornamental, inductive, and disorganized or organized in a non-linear way. It includes more anecdotes, examples, and appeals... Continue Reading →

Banneker, Douglass, and Jefferson Today

On August 19, 1791, Benjamin Banneker, an African-American scientist who complied and published widely used almanacs, wrote a letter to the then Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, urging him to abolish slavery. Banneker first begins with praise of the future... Continue Reading →

Charismatic Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns

Charismatic rhetoric relies heavily on the use of pathetical appeals, as the speaker attempts to nurture an emotional relationship with the audience. This form of rhetoric is common in political campaigns, a situation where the speaker must positively appeal to... Continue Reading →

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