Response and Reflection Paper- Ancient Rhetorics

– The module reading is labeled accordingly and the reading for section is below:
Longinus. on the sublime
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69397/from-on-the-sublime
St.Augustine Book IV. On Christian doctrine
https://faculty.georgetown.edu/jod/augustine/ddc4.html
Glenn, Cheryl. “Sex, Lies, and Manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 45, no. 2, National Council of Teachers of English, 1994, pp. 180–99.
Smith, Jessica Nash. “(Dis)Membering Quintilian’s Corpus: Ramus Reads the Body Rhetoric.” Exemplaria, vol. 11, no. 2, 1999, pp. 399–429.
The last two are uploaded on the file sectionSection 1 – Extension Reading SummaryFirst, you will need to read one additional article on the module’s topic (the options are listed below) and develop a brief (~100-150 word) summary of that reading.The summary should begin with a direct reference to the source (including at least the author and/or title of the article). Focus on the main ideas in the summary, but also include the major supports for these ideas. Try not to comment or evaluate the source here. Make sure that you’re summarizing it in the way that you would describe it, and do not copy summaries from other online resources or from the abstract to the article. I’m much more interested in what you understand the source to be saying than what someone else thinks it means. At the same time, I’m not trying to test you here about a “correct” interpretation of the article. Just show me that you read the article and thought about some of the details of it.
The extension sources for this module offer different perspectives on the Ancient Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition. Longinus describes the Sublime, which is a rhetorical practice that is focused on transcendental meaning created through rhetorical style. Augustine describes the application of Roman rhetorical tradition to Christian preaching practices. Glenn works to recover the role of Aspasia, a Greek woman, in the foundation of Athenian rhetoric. And Smith discusses the French philosopher Ramus’ rejection of an expansive view of rhetoric.Links to the four reading options are below:Longinus. On the Sublime.St. Augustine “Book IV.” On Christian Doctrine.Glenn, Cheryl. “Sex, Lies, and Manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 45, no. 2, National Council of Teachers of English, 1994, pp. 180–99.Smith, Jessica Nash. “(Dis)Membering Quintilian’s Corpus: Ramus Reads the Body Rhetoric.” Exemplaria, vol. 11, no. 2, 1999, pp. 399–429.
Section 2 – Module Readings SynthesisWrite a brief (~250 word) synthesis that connects the extension article you read in this assignment to the two texts we read last week. Be sure to reference each source directly. (For example, “Smith argues ____, but Legget argues ____. Together these two sources show a difference in opinion about ___.”If you’re struggling with this section, consider any of the following questions:How do all these sources connect? What do they mean together about communication/rhetoric/What does this area of rhetorical theory argue in general?What seem to be common disagreements in this area of rhetorical theory?Which source seems strongest? Why?
Section 3 – ReflectionFinally, write a brief (~250 word) reflection on this unit as a whole.This section is meant to be rather free-form, so you can discuss any relevant topics that you’d like to. However, if you’re struggling to think of something to say, you might consider any of the following questions:How has this unit changed your views on rhetorical theory and/or practice?Did you like this unit more or less than previous units? Why?What are the strengths and/or weaknesses of this area of rhetorical theory?How might you be able to apply this area of rhetorical theory in your future studies and/or work?But don’t feel constrained by these questions. They’re primarily intended as potential thoughts to focus on in reflecting on the unit. You can certainly address other things related to the unit if you’d like to.