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The Pentad and Hexad Edit

Burke developed five (or six) basic elements of a drama to explain human actions. In the analysis, Burke states that his theory should not focus on scientific intent, rather it should be placed in the philosophic realm. The five key terms are Act, Agent, Agency, Scene, and Purpose. Later, he introduced a sixth term: Attitude. Kenena


Burkean Thought Edit

Resources of Kenneth Burke

A Grammar of MotivesSummary

Introduction to Kenneth Burke

World O’ Burke


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