ERIC Number: EJ410135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The Rhetoric of Form in Conversion Narratives.
Griffin, Charles J. G.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v76 n2 p152-63 May 1990
Examines the use of narrative form to construct myths of self in autobiographies of religious conversion. Identifies two strategies of form relevant to personal mythmaking in conversion narratives and illustrates their operation in Charles W. Colson's autobiography, "Born Again." Concludes that the rhetoric of form in conversion narratives illustrates how form serves genre's demands. (KEH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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