# Rhetorical theory in LaTeX with the rst package

## Why?

Drawing rhetorical analyses is no fun when you need to change and update diagrams as you refine your work, or, more importantly, if a lot of analyses are to be drawn. Voila, there we go: This package enables us to typeset beautiful diagrams with no hassle. It is oriented towards the style of the diagrams shown in Mann&Thompson's Rhetorical Structure Theory and subsequent works. This package works perfectly with (LaTeX) and pdfLaTeX and does not require any special postscript capabilities in the output side.

Version: 1.3 dated 17-Feb-2003

Reference:
David Reitter: "Rhetorical theory in LaTeX with the rst package" Technical Manual. http://www.david-reitter.com/compling/papers/reitter_rstpackage_2002.pdf

## Example code for the above diagram

\dirrel{Justify}{
\dirrel{Condition}{\rstsegment{\refr{maz5007a1}}}
{}{\rstsegment{\refr{maz5007a2}}}
}
{}{
\dirrel{}{\rstsegment{\refr{maz5007a3}}}
{Volitional-Result}{\rstsegment{\refr{maz5007a4}}}
}
\begin{rhetoricaltext}
\unit[maz5007a1]{And if the truck driver's just don't
want to stick to the speed limits,}
\unit[maz5007a2]{noise and resentments are guaranteed.}
\unit[maz5007a3]{It is therefore legitimate to ask for
\source{maz$_{5007e}$}