ComS 167 Systems and Theories of Rhetoric
Some Useful On-Line Resources

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Major Rhetorical Theorists


Kenneth Burke Journal

Quarterly Journal of Speech


Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Dictionaries and Glossaries
A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples * by Richard Lanham
This easy to navigate glossary also includes and incredibly thorough and useful
research page. To access it, simply click on "Look it up!" at the top of the home page.

The Forest of Rhetoric: silva rhetoricae
This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide
to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest
(the big picture) of rhetoric because of the trees (the hundreds of Greek and Latin terms naming
figures of speech, etc.) within rhetoric.

GSU History of Rhetoric Wiki (not the best resource, but you may find some useful material)
Be careful with the accuracy of this one since it is a course wiki, and student

Major Rhetorical Theorists
I. A Richards

Kenneth Burke Links