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Definition of Rhetoric

Rhetoric

  1. The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.
  2. Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.
  3. Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.
  4. Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.

Rhetoric Quotations

I spent my first two years at a small all-male college in Virginia called Hampden-Sydney. That was like going to college 120 years ago. The languages, a year of rhetoric, all of the great books, Western Man courses, stuff like that.
Stephen Colbert

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.
Mel Brooks

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Plato

Rhetoric, which is the use of language to inform or persuade, is very important in shaping public opinion. We are very easily fooled by language and how it is used by others.
Ray Comfort

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt
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Rhetoric Translations

rhetoric in Dutch is rederijkerskunst, retoriek
rhetoric in German is Rhetorik, Redekunst
rhetoric in Swedish is retorik
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