Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 253 pages
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Rhetoric is among the most ancient academic disciplines, and we all use it every day whether expertly or not. This book is a lively set of lessons on the subject. It is about rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying old and powerful principles--repetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise, the creation of expectations and then the satisfaction or frustration of them--to the composition of a simple sentence or a complete paragraph. --from publisher description.
 

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"This was an informative, useful and at times fun to read intermediate level reference on English Rhetoric. Every writer at some point should pick up a copy. It is not something to read in one sitting ... Read full review

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I have been looking for something like this for many years. A text which clearly explains how rhetorical figures are used in English and provides compelling examples for each. Here's a list of just ... Read full review

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Contents

Epizeuxis Epimone etc
3
Anaphora
16
Epistrophe
32
Symploce
46
Anadiplosis
55
Polyptoton
63
Isocolon
74
Chiasmus
97
Asyndeton
147
Ellipsis
157
Pręteritio
166
Aposiopesis
182
Metanoia
194
Litotes
204
Erotema
212
Hypophora
226

Anastrophe
115
Polysyndeton
128
Bibliographical Note
251
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Ward Farnsworth is dean and the John Jeffers Research Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. He is the author many books, including "The Legal Analyst, " also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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