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The Realm Of Rhetoric

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This part first discusses approaches to rhetoric and then describes the domains of rhetoric. In many classical and modern treatises, the rhetorical figures are considered to be an essential component of stylistics (elocution, lexis). The reservations towards rhetorical figures can be summed up in three points: lack of system; formalism; and artificiality. These three reproaches have contributed considerably to bring the rhetoric of figures, and rhetoric as a whole, into disrepute. For a scholarly approach to rhetoric, this is all the more reason to discuss them critically. The part then presents a discussion that is embedded in a conceptual framework. The framework provides for a reconstitution of the rhetorical elocution on the basis of semiotic, linguistic, pragmatic and aesthetic insights. Three problem groups have been placed at the centre of discussion: 1) the system, 2) the pragmatics, and 3) the aesthetics of figures.

Keywords: rhetoric; rhetorical elocution

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