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Figures of Amplification

a central term in rhetoric, naming a variety of general and specific procedures of figures of speech

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Qualities of Style

are interpretative in nature and overlap with the other styles

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Amplification as a scheme

arranging words in clauses or sequences of increasing force

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Virtues of Style

relate style to grammar, audience, effective and affective appeals

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Schemes

figures of speech that deal with word order, syntax, letters and sounds rather than meaning of words

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Examples of Schemes

parallelism, asyndeton, polysyndeton

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Figures of speech

taken to represent the whole of rhetoric

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Period

a complex sentence made up of commas and colons

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Colon

roughly same to a clause in English

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Levels of Style

high, middle, low

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Amplification as arrangement

to address each element of its conventional arrangement

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Amplification as an emotional effect

names a desired effect

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Tropes

figures of speech with an unexpected twist in the meaning of words

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Examples of Tropes

metaphor, simile, hyperbole

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Synonymia

repetition of the same idea using different vocab

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What is rhetoric?

- What is communicated
- How it is communicated

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Persuasive appeals


- 3 kinds of proofs working towards a persuasive goal
- Called intrinsic proofs

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The rhythm of prose

names of linguistic units
- Comma
- Colon
- Period

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Comma

a short, snappy phrase

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Testimony (example)

authorities

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Definition (example)

genus and species

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Division (example)

whole/parts

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Relationship (example)

cause and effect

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Notion and conjugates (example)

notion and conjugates

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Judicial (example)

justice (right) and injustice (wrong)

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Deliberative (example)

good/unworthy

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Epideictic (example)

virtue (noble) and vice (base)

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Comparison (example)

similarity/difference

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Circumstances (example)

possible/impossible

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Ornamentation

verbal expressions appropriate showing one's intention