By Harry Collis

ISBN-10: 0844256064

ISBN-13: 9780844256061

Funny riddles with comedian illustrations support ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. every one riddle is observed by means of textual content that is helping scholars clutch and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural the explanation why the comic story is humorous.

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INTRODUCTION The parlor-rhetoric movement of the postbellum era was an institutional agent that defined relatively separate and distinctly unequal rhetorical spheres for women and men. Parlor rhetorics represented prestige discourses in nineteenth-century American culture, and these pedagogies exerted an institutional power over public opinion already predisposed toward defining the home as the American woman’s proper rhetorical sphere. Through the longevity of the parlor-rhetoric movement and the influence of other pedagogical dialogues that sponsored a conservative view of the domestic rhetorical domain of women, gendered theories of rhetorical performance exerted an ideological influence on public views of rhetorical roles well into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

24) O’Connor profiles antebellum prejudice against women speakers in greater detail by quoting from widely publicized documents of rebuke of abolitionist speakers Angelina Grimké and Sarah Grimké whose public lectures against slavery to mixed audiences of men and women certainly did not keep the sisters in the sewing circle. The Grimké sisters were characterized as “degenerate” for speaking in public, and their male supporters among the  PARLOR RHETORIC AND THE PERFORMANCE OF GENDER clergy were also chastised for encouraging “females to bear an obtrusive and ostentatious part in the measures of reform and countenance any of that sex who so far forget themselves as to itinerate in the character of public lecturers” (qtd.

Although Agar’s The American Orator’s Own Book, Pinneo’s The Herman’s Reader, and Whiting’s Elegant Lessons are not rhetoric texts that were widely reprinted in the antebellum period, these manuals are representative of how gendered rhetorical pedagogies were in the first part of the nineteenth century and the extent to which rhetorical behavior was associated with the appropriate performance of conservative gender roles. Treatises that were theoretically influential and widely reprinted that also reinforced this view of gender and rhetorical space in the antebellum period included Samuel P.

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