Oratory is `the art of persuading an audience by means of oral discourse'. Other methods include bribery, intimidation, and violence, but oratory is the least damaging to one's own and others' self esteem and bodily parts.

Rhetoric is both an art and a science:
as an art it is `the process of composing an oral discourse so as to pursuade';
as a science it embraces the rules and system by which persuasive speech operates. Rhetoric is part of oratory.

Oratory has five parts: Oratory has three classes:
INVENTIO: (in + venio: discovery of useful lines of argument)

Arguments may be discovered according to three principles:


(A) Intrinsic:

(B) Extrinsic:

January 26, 2010 9:35 AM

John Paul Adams, CSUN

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