Pentadic Analysis

Comprehensive in rhetorical theory and criticism involving Burkean pentad and pentadic analysis.


Anderson, Floyd D., and Lawrence J. Prelli. "Pentadic Cartography: Mapping the Universe of Discourse." Quarterly Journal of Speech 87 (2001): 73-95.

Birdsell, David S. "Kenneth Burke at the Nexus of Argument and Trope." Argumentation and Advocacy 29 (1993): 178-185.

Birdsell, David S. "Ronald Reagan on Lebanon and Grenada: Flexibility and Interpretation in the Application of Kenneth Burke's Pentad." Quarterly Journal of Speech 73 (1987): 267-279.

Brummett, Barry. "A Pentadic Analysis of Ideologies in Two Gay Rights Controversies." Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 250-261.

Canel, García Gurrionero. “Framing Analysis, Dramatism and Terrorism Coverage: Politician and Press Responses to the Madrid Airport Bombing.” Communication & Society 29, no. 4 (October 14, 2016): 133–149.

Conrad, Charles. "Phases, Pentads, and Dramatistic Critical Process." Central States Speech Journal 35 (1984): 94-104.

Hawhee, Debra. “The Squirm.” College composition and communication 60, no. 2 (December 1, 2008): 442–444.

Hochmuth, Marie. “Kenneth Burke and the ‘New Rhetoric.’” Quarterly Journal of Speech 38, no. 2 (April 1952): 133. doi:10.1080/00335635209381754.

Kelley, Colleen E. "The 1984 Campaign Rhetoric of Representative George Hansen: A Pentadic Analysis." Western Journal of Speech Communication 51 (1987): 204-217.

Ling, David A. "A Pentadic Analysis of Senator Edward Kennedy's Address to the People of Massachusetts, July 25, 1969." Central States Speech Journal 21 (1970): 81-86.

Rountree, Clarke, and John Rountree. “Burke’s Pentad as a Guide for Symbol-Using Citizens.” Studies in Philosophy & Education 34, no. 4 (July 2015): 349–62. doi:10.1007/s11217-014-9436-1.

Rutten, Kris, André Mottart, and Ronald Soetaert. “Narrative and Rhetoric in Social Work Education.” The British Journal of Social Work 40, no. 2 (March 1, 2010): 480–495.

Thompson, John. “Kenneth Burke Meets a Time Lord.” In Clockwork Rhetoric. University Press of Mississippi, 2014. doi:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0008.

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