Recap of part one: Rhetorician I.A. Richards explored how we communicate primarily through abstract concepts. Individually, we assign meaning to words based on our personal
The way we speak through abstract concepts in Western society seems inherent, but ancient rhetoricians initially defined these communication methods. They’ve debated for centuries how
Recap of first post: Ancient Greeks and Romans invented concepts like logic and figurative language that we practically deem self-evident. Aristotle defined the terms “syllogism”
Today, imagining a world without logic and figurative language seems impossible, but ancient Greeks and Romans actually invented the ways of thinking we regard as
Recap of the first post: Ethos means authority or credibility as a speaker. Building a strong ethos is important to rhetoric, the art of persuasion.