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ERIC Number: ED357404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 22
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Natural versus Classical--A Remarkable Result.
Thompson, Danelle C.
This paper focuses on a speech by Demosthenes, recognized as the foremost orator of the fourth century B.C., and the speeches of environmentalist David Brower, in a search for parallel use of values and myths in their rhetorical approaches. Myths provided a world view, ordered the world into right and wrong conduct and thinking, and created a shared identity or purpose. The analysis identifies a similar emphasis in Demosthenes and Brower on values such as respect for the past, bravery, patriotism, and democracy. It is further noted that both used myths that emphasized unity, purpose, identity, and political force to opposition. The paper concludes that the significance of the study lies in a modern awareness of ancient rhetorical strategies. Twenty-three references are attached. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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