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Retórica

Index: La metáfora, Historia de la eternidad, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 382. La busca de Averroes, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 583. Las adivinanzas, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC,Obras completas en colaboración. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1979. 890. Del siglo XI al XIII , Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC,Obras completas en colaboración. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1979. 907.
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Aristotle's Rhetoric

Fishburn and Hughes: A treatise by Aristotle dealing with the various aspects of oratory and setting out its functions and methods. In the Rhetoric Aristotle compares the activity of a good speaker to a theatrical performance, using terms such as 'acting' and 'stage' as well as 'tragedy' and 'comedy', whose meaning eludes Averroes. Book 3, referred to by Borges, deals specifically with delivery. In chapter 1, 'The Parts of Rhetoric', Aristotle states that 'even writers of tragedy... have abandoned all those terms which are foreign to the style of conversation' (1404a, 30-5). In the same chapter, referring to the art of delivery, he writes that it 'was long before it found a place in tragic drama', adding that at first poets 'acted their own tragedies' (1403a, 20-5). Chapter 3, 'Frigidity of Style', points to the use of inappropriate metaphors by 'writers of comedy, because they are ridiculous' (1406b,5-10). Finally, chapter 14, 'Exordia', advises that the start of a speech should be 'equivalent to the opening scenes of plays' where 'the commencement is an intimation of the subject' (1415a, 5-10), and concludes by addressing the orator in theatrical terms: 'Bring yourself on the stage from the first in the right character...' (1417b,7). Averroës’ Search