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Category Archives: Rhetoric
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my series on rhetorical devices. Figures of rhetoric such as anaphora, epistrophe, epizeuxis and others, when used properly, can set a speech on fire so that it blazes in the memories of … Continue reading
This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link.Device: Aporia Origin: From the Greek ἄπορος (aporos), meaning “impassable”. In plain English: An expression of uncertainty or doubt. Effect: … Continue reading
At approximately 7:45 on a chilly Friday morning in January 2007, a young man with a violin case entered one of the subway stations in Washington, D.C. He took up a position near a wall and a garbage can, took … Continue reading
This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Commoratio Origin: From the Latin meaning to delay or dwell on a point. In plain English: Repetition … Continue reading