This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Diacope Origin: From the Greek διακοπή (thiakhopi), meaning “cut in two”. In plain English: Repetition of a word … 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: Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora) Origin: From the Greek ἐπιστροφή (epistrofi), meaning “turning about” or “upon turning”. In … Continue reading
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One of the greatest public speakers of ancient Athens was Demosthenes (384 – 322 BC). His speeches have been studied for centuries. Not only do they provide insight into the culture and society in which Demosthenes lived, they also provide wonderful … Continue reading
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