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Rhetoric

This term was defined by Aristotle as the faculty of observe in any given case the means of persuasion.

Dialectic

This term was defined by Aristotle as the study of proper argumentation, where the chief concern was producing a sound argument.

Virtue

This is a habit or characteristic which helps a person perform good works.

Good

This is that which all things naturally seek.

Happiness

This is the end which all humans seek, and could include good friends, good children, money, power, and so on.

Justice

The chief concern of forensic rhetoric, this was defined by Aristotle as enjoying one's property as opposed to enjoying the property of others.

Enthymeme

This is a form of a logical argument that is particularly suited for rhetorical purposes because it omits the most obvious premises in order to not weigh the audience down with the formality of a syllogism.

Poetry

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