where emphasis is achieved through exaggeration, independently or through comparison. Giving a cause or a reason. Initial evidence supporting a claim. For example (from Rhetorica ad Herennium "He entered the combat in body like the strongest bull, in impetuosity like the fiercest lion." Skepticism. In simple language, meter is a poetic device that serves as a linguistic sound pattern for the verses, as it gives poetry a rhythmical and melodious sound. The art of being able to show that one is able to deceive. Combining the figures Antistrophe and Epanaphora for rhetorical style and emphasis. When a situation requires heightened language, the poets use meter for artistic effect. (Greek) Those who make a living by speaking persuasively.
False notion concerning the subject matter of an argument. The omission of the last letter or syllable of a word. Debatable points around which disputes are centered. Antinome ( /ntnom/ AN-t-nohm ).
The act of breaking off abruptly, aposiopesis. (Iambic meter be happy, be positive, be you. A bathetic collapse from an elevated subject to a mundane or vulgar one. A rhetorical call to action; a situation that compels someone to speak out. The placement of two words or phrases side by side with one element serving to define or modify the other. Greek, the potential to persuade through language. The opposite of occupatio. A term made popular by Lloyd Bitzer; describes the scenario that contains a speech act, including the considerations (purpose, audience, author/speaker, constraints to name a few) that play a role in how the act is produced and perceived by its audience. Branch of semantics concerning language and communication as a system of symbols. The counterargument regarding Bitzer's situation-rhetoric relationship was made by Richard. The theoretical underpinnings of interpreting texts, usually religious or literary.