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ERIC Number: ED457681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 20
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Meta-Rhetoric: The Art of Counterpoint.
Lusk, Edward J.; Roske, Marion
This paper attempts to define meta-rhetoric. Meta-rhetoric is a collection of micro-rhetoric taken together to suggest a larger image in the mind's eye of the reader. An analogy is suggested between a large graphic image comprised of numerous individual mini-images. It is asserted that, in an analogous manner, readers of a text organized around a meta-rhetorical counterpoint can be drawn into the textual development as co-producers of the textual imagery. As the text is read, the various elements of the micro-rhetoric begin to form and suggest a global image in the mind's eye. This paper presents three aspects of the way meta-rhetoric is used in textual styling, illustrating with examples drawn from the following French artistic expressions: texts, speeches, films, and novelettes. It is concluded that meta-rhetoric can be used to stylize text is three ways: through textual seasoning, memory, and sign posting. (Contains 16 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: EnglishFrench
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