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Rhetorical Devices for Authors and Orators

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Rhetorical Devices for Authors and Orators

<p>Civilization is today witnessing the age of all things rhetorical – of style triumphing over substance. To survive in this peacock-eat-peacock world, authors and orators must grasp and master the

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Civilization is today witnessing the age of all things rhetorical – of style triumphing over substance. To survive in this peacock-eat-peacock world, authors and orators must grasp and master the ancient secret of stylistic success, tapping into the same power source that continues to energize the expressions of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, or even Jedi Master Yoda. This is the timeless force of rhetorical devices, or figures of speech. In this fun course, writing teacher Ramy Tadros shows you how to embrace the most popular rhetorical devices, giving you the tools to turn forgettable phrases into celebrated sentences.


Each student will need a copy of the book Brave New Word: A Layman’s Guide to All Things Rhetorical. Loan textbooks will be provided for the duration of each class, and students will have to return these copies at the end of class.


COURSE OUTLINE
This course will cover the following topics, occasionally departing from the curriculum to meet a class’s specific needs:

  • New word order – hyperbaton, anastrophe
  • Jumbled letters – metaplasm, metathesis
  • Cross-dressing parts of speech – enallage, anthimeria
  • Peter, Peter, peak repeater – repetition, anadiplosis, anaphora, epizeuxis, polyptoton
  • Many-ands, no-ands – polysyndeton, asyndeton
  • Mirror method – isocolon, antithesis, parataxis, zeugma
  • Rule of three – tricolon
  • Like a simile typed for the very first time – simile, metaphor, analogy
  • The sound of musing – alliteration, assonance, consonance
  • Definiens, definiendum – definition.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Grasp, master, and use the most popular rhetorical devices (figures of speech).