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Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Hypophora Origin: From the Greek ὑπόϕορά (hypofora), meaning “carrying under” or “putting under”. In plain English: Asking a … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 112) – Winston Churchill

“He is one of those orators of whom it is well said, ‘Before they get up, they do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Paraprosdokian Origin: From the Greek παρά (para), meaning “beyond” and προσδοκία (prosthokhia), meaning “expectation”; thus, “beyond expectation”. In … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Antimetabole

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Antimetabole Origin: From the Greek meaning “to turn about in the opposite direction”. In plain English: Repetition … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Anaphora Origin: From the Greek ἀναφορά (anafora), meaning “to bring back” or “to carry back”. In plain … Continue reading

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