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Essentials of Exposition and Argument; A Manual for High Schools, Academies, and Debating Clubs (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
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Essentials of Exposition and Argument; A Manual for High Schools, Academies, and Debating Clubs (Paperback): William Trufant...

Essentials of Exposition and Argument; A Manual for High Schools, Academies, and Debating Clubs (Paperback)

William Trufant Foster

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: FOURTH CHAPTER ANALYSIS: THE EXPOSITORY GROUNDWORK OF ARGUMENT Successful argumentation accomplishes three objects: (1) it sets forth in a way which is both clear and convincing just what must be done to establish or to overthrow the proposition; (2) it does this by convincing arguments; and (3) it arouses in connection with these arguments emotions of sufficient strength to move the will. First of all, then, an argument should show definitely and clearly the work that must be done. It should find all the central ideas and exclude all else. In other words it should first expound the main issues, which are the points upon which the truth of the proposition depends. This, then ? finding the main issues ? is the most important work of what is called, in argument, the Introduction. It is the expository groundwork of argument. FINDING THE MAIN ISSUES To prove these main issues is to establish the proposition; to disprove them is to overthrow the proposition. If the Introduction appears to be unprejudiced, and to set forth the issues clearly, the audience will agree that a speaker who succeeds in presenting a preponderance of proof on these issues establishes his case. If, on the other hand, a speaker arbitrarily selects certain phases of a proposition without satisfying his audience that he has chosen those phases on which thewhole proposition hinges, he may accomplish all that he attempts, he may do it well, and yet lose the verdict of his audience. For, if he thus launches at once into the body of the argument, neglecting the preliminary analysis of the question, he may leave the audience objecting in the end, " How do we know that you have done all that is necessary to prove the proposition ? Have you really taken up the important arguments on the other side? Why ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Trufant Foster
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-20729-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-20729-4
Barcode: 9780217207294

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