Beale, Walter H.

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Piers Plowman and fourteenth century ecclesiology 1978 165 Near the opening of Piers Plowman the Dreamer encounters Lady Holy Church, whose response to the question: "How may I save my soul?" truly sets the action of the poem in motion. Likewise at the poem's end it is the siege and betrayal of "Unity," the ...
Modern traditions of the essay 1987 59 Critical interest in the essay as a genre has increased in recent years with the rise of non-fiction studies focusing on the essay as literary art. The argument of this dissertation is that the essay is best seen as a form of rhetoric, and Walter Bea...
Supreme Court rhetoric : explorations in the culture of argument and the language of the law 1992 27 Perhaps nowhere in American life is the intersection of language, argumentation, and politics more intense, complex, and dynamic than in the written opinions issued by the United States Supreme Court. This study analyzes a small set of Supreme Court ...
Emotional eloquence : the argument from pathos in deliberation 1996 50 The argument from pathos is one of the three normative modes of persuasion in deliberation. The argument from pathos in deliberation serves six functions. It serves as a perceptual capacity; it is a constituent element of deliberative judgment: it co...
Curses, hallelujahs, and amens : the rhetoric of Daniel Defoe, a case study in didactic fiction 1996 60 In Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent, Wayne Booth asserts that "we need a criticism that can explain why some cursings of God and shouts of hallelujah succeed and some fail" (188). He is referring to the dilemma presented by didactic fiction. S...
Failed feminisms? : inactive rhetoric and the ethos of early women writers' defenses of women 1995 163 The purpose of this dissertation is to analyze the ethos of deeply marginalized writers. The writers selected for analysis in this project, Christine de Pizan, Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, Ester Sowernam, and Constantia Munda, all implicitly engage the...