Discussion 200 words – rhetoric and theory

______________________________________Answer premises with book reading (200 words) 

*Due Tuesday, August 30th @10am!*

–Of the various definitions of rhetoric offered in the chapter, which resonated for you the most? (Note—if a definition resonated with you, it need not necessarily be because you liked that definition)

–Within Western rhetorical theory, probably the most often cited definition of rhetoric is from Aristotle: “the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion.” Based on what you read in this chapter or elsewhere, what do you think is effective about this definition, and what are its limitations?

–Do you think rhetorical criticism should focus more on the intent of the rhetor in engaging an audience, or the outcome of the rhetor’s efforts on the audience?