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Politicians and rhetoric : the persuasive power of metaphor

Author: Jonathan Charteris-Black
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on corpus linguistics techniques, this study of political rhetoric shows how metaphor was used by Winston Churchill to create a myth of Britain as a heroic warrior; Martin Luther King to create a myth or himself as a messiah; Margaret Thatcher to activate the myth of Boedicia; and George W. Bush to sustain a moral accounting myth that appeals to American ethics. Rhetorical analysis reveals how Bill Clinton  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Charteris-Black
ISBN: 1403946892 9781403946898 0230019811 9780230019812
OCLC Number: 55800941
Description: xii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Persuasion, legitimacy and leadership --
Churchill : metaphor and heroic myth --
Martin Luther King : messianic myth --
Margaret Thatcher and the myth of Boedicia --
Clinton and the rhetoric of image restoration --
Tony Blair and conviction rhetoric --
George W. Bush and the rhetoric of moral accounting --
Myth, metaphor and leadership.
Responsibility: Jonathan Charteris-Black.
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This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes.  Read more...
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