Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Recommendation

Sue brought in this book that is being used in a freshman composition class at Colby-Sawyer College.  It might be a great text for a high school English class.  Here is the last paragraph of the introduction:
"Knowledge, it has been said, is power.  And rhetoric is what gives words power.  So knowledge of rhetoric equips you, as a citizen, both to exercise power and resist it.  As W.H. Auden wrote in 'September 1, 1939,' 'All I have is a voice/To undo the folded lie.'  The folding of the lie and the undoing of it are both accomplished through rhetoric."

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