Aristotles Rhetoric, Book III, Chapters 11-20
(Kennedy: pp. 244-282; Roberts: pp. 96-114)
Book III: Study Questions 11-20
11. What does Aristotle think about older men speaking in hyperbole, or exaggeration?
12. What does Aristotle say about "constant repitition" (pp. 253-257)? Do you think
that he is right? Why?/Why not?
13. What does Aristotle consider the "two necessary parts" to a speech (pp. 258-259)?
14. Aristotle also recognizes two other important parts of a speech. What are they?
15. What place and purpose does Aristotle give to the prooimion, or Introduction?
16. According to Aristotle, should the oratory strive for uniformity in his style?
Should the introduction of a speech by uniform with the rest of a speech?
17. Under what conditions does an epideictic ("ceremonial") speech require no
detailed narration of person's actions (pp. 268-269)?
18. What principle does Aristotle give for deciding about the rapidity or conciseness
of a judicial narrative (pp. 270-272)?
19. How does Aristotle propose that humor might be used in rhetoric (pp. 278-280)?
20. What four things does Aristotle recommend for the epilogos, or conclusion,
of a speech (pp. 280-282)?