Rhetoric Alive! Book 1: Principles of Persuasion Student Edition

Rhetoric Alive! Book 1: Principles of Persuasion Student Edition

Publisher: Classical Academic Press
Author: Alyssan Barnes
$26.95
A one-semester or yearlong course for grades 10-12

It is not enough to win the argument—we must win the person.

Rhetoric Alive! Book 1: Principles of Persuasion, written by Alyssan Barnes, an experienced rhetoric teacher with a PhD in rhetoric, is a clear, compelling, and delightful text on rhetorical theory and practice. It is a vital step for students before they leave high school.

The highly engaging Rhetoric Alive! explores the principles of winsome speech as developed in the foremost text on persuasion, Aristotle’s Rhetoric. The 15 chapters of Rhetoric Alive! step through the essential components of persuasion—the three appeals, the three types of speech, and the five canons. Each chapter includes an exemplary classic text for analysis and discussion, spanning from Pericles’s “Funeral Oration” to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Students also have plenty of opportunities to practice developing their own rhetorical skill through weekly workshops, imitation assignments, and oratory presentations.

Rhetoric Alive!....
  • balances philosophical and practical application
  • allows students to move from understanding into doing
  • uses high school language resulting in more comprehension
  • includes discussion texts, workshops, and speeches
  • brings Aristotle excerpts into contemporary moments
  • has everything teachers and students need in one place
  • is clearly laid out and more comprehensive but easier to use
ISBN 9781600513008
Book Title Rhetoric Alive! Book 1: Principles of Persuasion Student Edition
Publisher: Classical Academic Press
Author Alyssan Barnes
A one-semester or yearlong course for grades 10-12

It is not enough to win the argument—we must win the person.

Rhetoric Alive! Book 1: Principles of Persuasion, written by Alyssan Barnes, an experienced rhetoric teacher with a PhD in rhetoric, is a clear, compelling, and delightful text on rhetorical theory and practice. It is a vital step for students before they leave high school.
The highly engaging Rhetoric Alive! explores the principles of winsome speech as developed in the foremost text on persuasion, Aristotle’s Rhetoric. The 15 chapters of Rhetoric Alive! step through the essential components of persuasion—the three appeals, the three types of speech, and the five canons. Each chapter includes an exemplary classic text for analysis and discussion, spanning from Pericles’s “Funeral Oration” to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Students also have plenty of opportunities to practice developing their own rhetorical skill through weekly workshops, imitation assignments, and oratory presentations.