Simple ways to analyze complex
persuasion techniques of modern advertising and political rhetoric.
Compiled by a rhetoric scholar and
former journalst, offers analysis and commentary about the rhetoric,
propaganda, and spin of journalism and politics, including analysis
of presidential speeches and election campaigns. See the Rhetoric
Textbook and the Primer of Critical Techniques for helpful
information on analyzing texts.
American Communication Journal
Online scholarly refereed journal
dedicated to the study of communication.
An overview of the techniques and
methods of persuasion.
English Usages, Style & Composition
A collection of reference works at
Bartleby.com, including American Heritage, Strunk & White, Fowler's
King's English, and other indispensable public-domain works
CNN’s descriptions of propaganda
techniques, along with examples from political campaigns.
An analysis of propaganda techniques
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of
Explores the art of persuasive
speaking and writing skills through a comprehensive dictionary of
rhetorical devices and terms.
Definitions and examples of more than
sixty traditional rhetorical devices.
What is Propaganda?
A discussion of the elements of
propaganda, with tips for spotting it.