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Like all forms of art golf is able to be evaluated from a belletristic approach Golfis a true art form in the fact that each individual has his or her own style Although eachperson has their own style there is a text book way in which everyone attempts to swingthe club Experts on the sport critique it and tell the audience what should of been done tomake a perfect shot however none thus far have critiqued it from a belletristic approach I would like to critique golf using this approach and focus on the key components by usingTiger Woods as my primary example First of all I would like to discuss what the belletristic approach is and how it hasbeen used in the past The belletristic movement begun in the late 1600s The belletristicscholars incorporated many of its ideals from various ancients and modernists FromAristotle they derived a communication model comprised of source message andreceiver an understanding of ethical logical and pathetic proof a recognition of theeffect of the occasion on a speakers choice of material and development of themes andan appreciation for perspicuity in styleGolden 75 The belletristic scholars also usedCicero and Quintilians ideals that there are five arts invention disposition stylememory and delivery which make up rhetoric Finally from Longinus they learned thevalue of combining rhetoric and poetics into a single coherent system and the meaningand significance of taste and sublimity Golden 75 Now that we have discussed the general background on how the belletristicapproach came about I would like to introduce Hugh Blair Hugh Blair is the one whohelped develop the belletristic approach Blair was one of the first modern writers to userhetoric as a form of criticism So he would not limit himself Blair was part neoclassicistpart rationalist part epistemologist and part romanticist Taste was an important conceptthat Blair believed would influence the direction of rhetoric Blair defined taste as thepower of receiving pleasure from the beauties of nature or artGolden
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