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Rhetorical Terms
May 31, 2008 1:34 AM   Subscribe

"...the aspiring speaker needs no knowledge of the truth about what is right or good... In courts of justice no attention is paid whatever to the truth about such topics; all that matters is plausibility..." A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with examples.
posted by sluglicker (7 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Very interesting post, thank you . . . I stopped studying lit-crit after my first year of university, that's both a great memory jog of things I'd forgotten and an ever better exposure of my general ignorance!
posted by protorp at 2:24 AM on May 31, 2008

This is porn to me. Fap fap fap!
posted by telstar at 2:38 AM on May 31, 2008

I'll be checking back for the comment that uses all of those.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:26 AM on May 31, 2008

You sir, are a turnip. That's MY rhetoric.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:14 AM on May 31, 2008

Previous posts on rhetorical terms: 1, 2.
posted by languagehat at 6:00 AM on May 31, 2008

This is excellent, thank you.

And the Churchill quotation had the hairs on my arms standing up.
posted by djgh at 6:19 AM on May 31, 2008

I didn't start becoming obsessed with words and language until after school, so much of the academic side of this is still new to me. I didn't even know many of these were actual devices with names. A great read.Thanks!

djgh: And the Churchill quotation had the hairs on my arms standing up.
Which one - they use a bunch of Churchill quotes - a few of them could make the hairs on your arms stand!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:03 AM on May 31, 2008

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