P211.T45 The secret book

The Rhetorical Situation of P211.T45

The audience targeted for this piece of artwork is anyone who hears about it within the Clemson community, including faculty and students. The author, or in this case the person who made it, is David Tillinghast. He is a former professor at Clemson. The argument lies within the connection between the silo and the book itself, but since I was given a signature book and not the original copy it is rather difficult to guess what the argument is. If I had to pick, I would assume it has to do with being aware of our surroundings more often. A structure with a call number pointing directly to the library, yet so few students knew about it before this assignment.

Canons of Rhetoric utilized

  • Invention: Tillinghast decided to create a puzzle to get his point across because the silo and the book are connected, but in order to understand where the book is you must look inside of the silo.
  • Arrangement: This has a very peculiar arrangement because after visiting the silo I discovered that the silo's slits look directly at the library, which is where the book is located, but this no longer can happen because the ASC was built blocking the view. This isn't an arrangement of words on paper, but more of an arrangement of objects on campus.
  • Delivery: Tillinghast would have been much more effective with his delivery of his argument if the book would have been kept more of a secret and if the ASC was not built. If the original book was still available and not written all over he would be able to get his point across much more clearly.

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