In the act of persuasion, choices come to the front.   We persuade toward a choice and away from another.  A common device that concludes stasis, we end the narratio by illustrating a ‘some say’ while ‘others say’ – clearly presenting the choice.  This component is necessary in political or deliberative speech, of interest in forensic or judicial speeches, and may be used in epidiectic or celebratory speeches.

We follow this with the proposition – the position we will champion.

Author: Doctor Faustus

Logic and Rhetoric instructor at the Classical School of Wichita. Former Marine, member of the US Army Chorus, published video game developer, military simulation designer, and international opera singer. Bachelor of Science, humanities, The New School, New York NY.