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Rhetoric and Poetics

James Cameron Stewart

Discover the timeless wisdom of Aristotle through his works <i>Poetics</i> and <i>Rhetoric</i>. These behavioural handbooks offer valuable insights into storytelling, performance, presentation, and psychology. <i>Poetics</i> explores the structure of various forms of literature and music, revealing the underlying principles of dramatic and poetic works. Meanwhile, <i>Rhetoric</i> delves deep into the art of persuasion, discussing the importance of ethos, pathos, and logos in effective communication. With translations by S. H. Butcher and W. Rhys Roberts, and expert narration by James Cameron Stewart, this audiobook edition by Ukemi Audiobooks offers a captivating listening experience.

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Rhetoric and Poetics: Key Behavioural Handbooks for Storytelling and Persuasion

An Introduction

Aristotle, known as one of the greatest philosophers of all time, left us with two important works: Poetics and Rhetoric. Although they were written over 2,000 years ago, these works still serve as valuable guides for those interested in storytelling, performance, and presentation. In fact, the influence of Poetics can even be seen in the scripts of Hollywood movies. Poetics, with a duration of less than two hours, explores the structure of drama, comedy, tragedy, satire plays, lyric poetry, epic poetry, and music. Aristotle's analysis covers various aspects including plot, characters, pace, and rhythm. It is a profound source of literary theory that helps us understand the essence of storytelling.

The Art of Persuasion

Aristotle's Rhetoric is an extensive work that spans nearly nine hours. In ancient Greek and Roman times, and even today, persuasion is a crucial skill. Rhetoric offers an in-depth exploration of this art form. Aristotle developed his views on rhetoric over a span of 40 years, making his work the most comprehensive and influential source on the subject. In a world that heavily relied on oral communication, the ability to speak well and persuade through presentations was highly valued. Aristotle identified three key elements of persuasion: ethos (the speaker's personal character), pathos (the emotional influence on the audience), and logos (the content and argument). The three books of Rhetoric discuss these elements, providing valuable insights into effective persuasion techniques.

A Timeless Document

The enduring relevance of Rhetoric is evident as it continues to be a required study in the 21st century. It is not only essential for public speakers, but also for anyone involved in situations where persuasion is necessary. The work is divided into three parts: an overview, the means of persuasion, and the style. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the art of rhetoric and the power it holds. With ethos as the foundation, Rhetoric emphasizes the positive nature of persuasion as an art form.

Translations and Narration

In this audiobook edition, Poetics is translated by S. H. Butcher, while Rhetoric is translated by W. Rhys Roberts. Both works are expertly narrated by James Cameron Stewart, ensuring a clear and engaging listening experience.

About the Publisher

The audiobook edition of Rhetoric and Poetics is brought to you by Ukemi Audiobooks, a division of W. F. Howes Ltd. A renowned publisher in the audiobook industry, their commitment to delivering high-quality productions ensures that listeners can fully immerse themselves in the rich content of this exceptional work by Aristotle.

Additional Info

Book Name: Rhetoric and Poetics
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Aristotle
Narrators: James Cameron Stewart
Genres: Education & Learning
Audiobook Length: 10H38M
Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks from W. F. Howes Ltd
Language: English
Publish Date: 2017-05-12
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What are the two major works by Aristotle?

The two major works by Aristotle are Poetics and Rhetoric.

How long does Poetics last?

Poetics lasts under two hours.

How long does Rhetoric last?

Rhetoric is more extensive, running to nearly nine hours.

What does Aristotle discuss in Poetics?

In Poetics, Aristotle discusses the structure behind drama, comedy, tragedy, satire plays, lyric poetry, epic poetry, and music.

What are the major elements of rhetoric according to Aristotle?

According to Aristotle, the major elements of rhetoric are ethos (the personal character of the speaker), pathos (the emotional influence of the speaker on the audience), and logos (the content and the argument).

Who translated Poetics?

Poetics was translated by S. H. Butcher.

Who translated Rhetoric?

Rhetoric was translated by W. Rhys Roberts.

Who narrated the audiobook for Poetics and Rhetoric?

James Cameron Stewart narrated the audiobooks for Poetics and Rhetoric.

Are these works in the public domain?

Yes, both Poetics and Rhetoric are in the public domain.

What is the publisher of the audiobook?

The publisher of the audiobook is Ukemi Audiobooks from W. F. Howes Ltd.


10 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 30-Sep-2023

    Wow, this audiobook is a game-changer! Aristotle's insights into rhetoric and poetics are profound and thought-provoking. I couldn't stop listening.

  • Jo
    John 03-Oct-2023

    I've always been curious about rhetoric and poetics, and this audiobook exceeded my expectations. Aristotle's ideas are presented in a clear and engaging way.

  • Em
    Emily 05-Oct-2023

    Aristotle's work on rhetoric and poetics is a must-read for anyone interested in communication and storytelling. This audiobook brings his teachings to life.

  • Da
    David 14-Oct-2023

    I found this audiobook to be incredibly enlightening. Aristotle's exploration of rhetoric and poetics is still relevant today, and this narration does justice to his brilliant ideas.

  • So
    Sophia 22-Oct-2023

    If you want to dive deep into the art of persuasion and the nature of poetry, look no further. This audiobook is a treasure trove of knowledge.

  • Mi
    Michael 26-Nov-2023

    Aristotle's work on rhetoric and poetics is masterful, and this audiobook captures the essence of his teachings. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the power of language.

  • Em
    Emma 07-Jan-2024

    I've always been fascinated by Aristotle's philosophical ideas, and this audiobook did not disappoint. The narrator's voice is captivating, making it a joy to listen to.

  • Da
    Daniel 28-Jan-2024

    This audiobook provides a comprehensive exploration of rhetoric and poetics. Aristotle's wisdom is as relevant today as it was centuries ago.

  • Ol
    Olivia 13-Feb-2024

    I couldn't put this audiobook down. Aristotle's insights into rhetoric and poetics are profound, and the narrator brings his words to life.

  • Wi
    William 11-Mar-2024

    Aristotle's work on rhetoric and poetics is a staple in the study of communication. This audiobook makes his ideas accessible to a wider audience.

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