ERIC Number: EJ355397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Telling America's Story: Narrative Form and the Reagan Presidency.
Lewis, William F.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v73 n3 p280-302 Aug 1987
Discusses the dominance of the narrative form in President Reagan's rhetoric and how his use of narrative form--characterized by a story-based truth, an emphasis on morality, and a grounding in common sense--affects political judgment, differentiating the perspective of his supporters and his opponents. Considers the power and limitations of narrative form. (NKA)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Styles, Language Usage, Narration, Persuasive Discourse, Political Influences, Popular Culture, Presidents of the United States, Public Opinion, Public Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetorical Invention, Speech Communication, Story Telling, United States History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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