Fourth Edition of Rhetorical Criticism and Theory in Practice allows students to understand rhetorical criticism and theory from a helpful introductory perspective. Chapters cover key elements of rhetorical analysis in areas of metaphor, narrative, visual analysis, language and ideology while providing ample, contemporary, thought-provoking exercises and interactive chapter components. This text presents an original framework for reading and using existing rhetorical criticism analysis that is especially accessible to first-time students of public messages and cultural persuasion. The book is a springboard to more involved study while also connecting rhetorical scholarship to public message rhetors who will work in contemporary communication professions.
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Rhetorical Criticism and Theory in Practice, 4th ed.
This is a super book to first learn about Rhet Crit and related studies. Helpful illustrations and examples in key chapters helped me understand how to understand analysis of movies, tv shows, speeches, and other forms of public persuasion.