COMM104 WVU Public Communication Exam 2 Test

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Answer the 3 parts questions using the notes here:

(1) Define each type of rhetoric and provide an example for each (preferably not an example given in class)

Instructions: In class, we also discussed five cannons of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, memory, delivery). You will need to know each cannon to complete this next part.

(2) Please watch this video: Answer each of these questions with complete sentences.

  • What were the major arguments offered by the speaker? What other arguments were missing that would have made their speech better?
  • How was the speech organized?
  • What sort of style was used during the speech? What sort of words were chosen? What stylistic choices do you think were made?
  • How was the speech delivered (i.e., from memory, from notes, extemporaneously)?
  • What sort of delivery techniques (i.e., gestures, eye contact, vocal inflections, etc.) did you notice during the speech?

(3) Now it is your turn. You are tasked with giving a motivational speech in COMM 104, use the 5 cannons of rhetoric to design a speech. Make sure to be clear in your choices for each.

  • Invention:
  • Arrangement:
  • Style:
  • Memory:
  • Delivery:

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1) Define each type of rhetoric and provide an example for each (preferably not an
example given in class)
1. Deliberative Rhetoric is a type of rhetoric that is mainly focused on the future behavior with
the intention of either persuading people to take or not to take any action. It is also referred to
as legislative rhetoric.
Examples of Deliberative Rhetoric:
1. Political speeches
2. Formal presentations
3. Proposals
4. Social justice campaigns
5. Advertising
2. Forensic Rhetoric is a type of rhetoric that is mainly focused on the past behaviors’ of a
subject. This means that the rhetoric refers to information intended to prosecute or protect
someone. Forensic Rhetoric which is also known as judicial rhetoric is about the past, and
its purpose is to consider what people said or did and the merits of their actions.
Examples of Forensic Rhetoric

Courtroom proceedings

Lawyer statements

Jury deliberations

Written laws

Personal justifications



3. Epideictic Rhetoric is a type of rhetoric that focuses on the present behaviors’ of people or
their actions. This is a form of communic...

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