Entropy-the measure of uncertainty in a system. In the case of a two-headed coin, there can be neither any freedom of choice nor any reduction in uncertainty so long as the destination knows exactly what the outcome must be.
View in context If these words had been spoken by some easy, self-indulgent exhorter, from whose mouth they might have come merely as pious and rhetorical flourish, proper to be used to people in distress, perhaps they might not have had much effect; but coming from one who daily and calmly risked fine and imprisonment for the cause of God and man, they had a weight that could not but be felt, and both the poor, desolate fugitives found calmness and strength breathing into them from it.
View in context And the third of these speech-improving Bells, the inventor of the telephone, inherited the peculiar genius of his fathers, both inventive and rhetorical, to such a degree that as a boy he had constructed an artificial skull, from gutta-percha and India rubber, which, when enlivened by a blast of air from a hand-bellows, would actually pronounce several words in an almost human manner.
View in context All the chief actors being of a worldly importance, the barristers were well balanced; the prosecutor for the Crown was Sir Walter Cowdray, a heavy, but weighty advocate of the sort that knows how to seem English and trustworthy, and how to be rhetorical with reluctance.Visual Rhetoric is a means of communication through the use of visual images and texts.
Visual rhetoric encompasses the skill of visual literacy and the ability to analyze images for their form and meaning. Drawing on techniques from semiotics and rhetorical analysis, visual rhetoric examines the structure of an image, and the consequent persuasive effects on an audience.
By Josh Pemberton In , a three year-old Syrian refugee named Alan Kurdi drowned after the boat carrying him and his family from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos sank. A conceptual model of communication. (Reprinted with permission from Westley and MacLean, Jr., ) (a) Objects of orientation (X 1 X) in the sensory field of the receiver (B) are transmitted directly to him in abstracted form (XZ X 3) after a process of selection from among all Xs, such selection being based at least in part on the needs and problems of B.
Research suggests that the integrative complexity of political rhetoric tends to drop during election season, but little research to date directly addresses if this drop in complexity serves to increase or decrease electoral success.
The two present studies help fill this gap.
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span structure using a notion of rhetorical complexity.
2. Issues In an initial exploration of the data, we look at ﬁve issues. 1. Does rhetorical complexity vary for different rela-tions? This issue is fundamental to all the others: if complexity is randomly distributed, then we have nothing further to investigate.