Farnsworth's classical English rhetoric

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The way we use our language to convince and cajole is based on timeless principles - on repetition and variety, suspense and relief, expectation and satisfaction - that have been employed by writers and speakers since the Golden Age of Greece. This title presents an overview and analysis of the uses of rhetoric in the English language.
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Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable. What are the secrets of this alchemy? Part of the answer lies in rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying great aesthetic principles—repetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise—to a simple sentence or paragraph. Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric recovers this knowledge for our times. It amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by Churchill and Lincoln, Dickens and Melville, Burke and Paine, and more than a hundred others. The book organizes a vast range of examples from those sources into eighteen chapters that illustrate and analyze the most valuable rhetorical devices with unprecedented clarity. The result is an indispensable source of pleasure and instruction for all lovers of the English language.

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table_of_contents Repetition of words and phrases. Simple repetition of words and phrases: epizeuxis, epimone, etc. -- Repetition at the start: anaphora -- Repetition at the end: epistrophe -- Repetition at the start and end: symploce -- Repeating the ending at the beginning: anadiplosis -- Repeating the root: polyptoton -- Structural matters. Parallel phrases and sentences: isocolon -- Reversal of structure: chiasmus -- Inversion of words: anastrophe -- Using extra conjunctions: polysyndeton -- Leaving out conjunctions: asyndeton -- Leaving out words: ellipsis -- Dramatic devices. Saying things by not saying them: praeteritio -- Breaking off in midstream: aposiopesis -- Correcting oneself: metanoia -- The double negative and other uses of negativity: litotes -- Rhetorical questions: erotesis -- Asking questions and answering them: hypophora.
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title Farnsworth's classical English rhetoric
title_alt Classical English rhetoric.
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title_full Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric, Farnsworth's classical English rhetoric / by Ward Farnsworth, Farnsworth's classical English rhetoric [electronic resource] / by Ward Farnsworth
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