Example 1: Proverbs 1:8-19: Opening-middle-closing texture
Example of "logical argument," "thesis," "rationale," "argument from the contrary," "argument from example," and "analogy" in Proverbs 1:8-19.
Thesis: Hear, my child, your father's instruction,
Rationale: for they are a fair garland for your head,
Argument from the contrary:My child, if sinners entice you,
Argument from example (an expanded chreia): If they say, "Come with us, let us
Restatement of thesis: my child, do not walk in their way,
Analogy: For in vain is the net baited
Conclusion: Such is the end of all who are greedy for gain;
Original analysis by Chase Peeples, Emory Graduate Division of Religion
Revised by Vernon K. Robbins, Emory University
Pages maintained by Vernon K. Robbins. Copyright © Emory University.