Rhetorical Figures in Science

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Oxford University Press, Jul 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 248 pages
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Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts. Examples, both verbal and visual, range across disciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught devices.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Figures as Epitomes
3
CHAPTER 2 Antithesis
45
CHAPTER 3 Incrementum and Gradatio
86
CHAPTER 4 Antimetabole
122
CHAPTER 5 Ploche and Polyptoton
156
Notes
195
References
215
Index
227
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Jeanne Fahnestock is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Rhetorical Figures in Science and co-author of A Rhetoric of Argument.

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