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What is the history of Modern Rhetoric Theory? Was there a decline and then a resurgence? Explain.

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This solution explains the history of Modern Rhetoric Theory, including whether or not there was a decline and then a resurgence of rhetoric theory.

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Modern Rhetoric

1. Decline of Rhetoric Theory. In the early 18th century, rhetoric declined in importance, although more on its theoretical than on its practical side, since the political arena and the debating platform continued to furnish numerous opportunities for effective oratory.

2. Fewer exponents. For the next half-century, the art of rhetoric had increasingly ...

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