Benoit Sans

«Guts to grease the treads of our tanks» (George S. Patton): Placing Violence Before the Eyes in Battle Speeches from Antiquity to Present Days

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Traditionally linked to war and violence, the long-neglected genre of battle speech has been drawing researchers’ attention again since a few years. Focusing on the rhetorical analysis of such kind of speeches, the present paper tries to highlight a specific feature, through ancient literary examples and modern speeches: the use visualisation and images of violence through discourse.


  • Rhetoric
  • Battle Speech
  • Ethopoiia
  • Enargeia
  • Patton


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