A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms by Richard A. Lanham

A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms by Richard A. Lanham

By Richard A. Lanham

The 1st version of this normal paintings has been reprinted many instances over 20 years. With a distinct mix of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it presents in a single handy, available quantity the entire rhetorical phrases - more often than not Greek and Latin - that scholars of Western literature and rhetoric tend to come upon of their studying or to discover invaluable of their writing. Now the second one version bargains new beneficial properties that might make it nonetheless extra useful:A thoroughly revised alphabetical directory that defines approximately 1,000 phrases utilized by students of formal rhetoric from classical Greece to the current day.A revised approach of cross-references among terms.Many new examples and new, prolonged entries for valuable terms.A revised Terms-by-Type directory to determine unknown terms.A new typographical layout for less complicated entry.

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Difficulty, being at a loss") —Addubitation; Diaporesis; Doubtfull; Dubitatio. True or feigned doubt or deliberation about an issue. True: York. God for his mercy! what a tide of woes Comes rushing on this woeful land at once! I know not what to do. . If I know how or which way to order these affairs, Thus disorderly thrust into my hands, Never believe me. (Richard II, II, ii) Feigned: 19 2 / ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TERMS Say what strange Motive, Goddess! could compel A well-bred Lord t'assault a gentle Belle!

Thus, to show that Dorieus has been victor in a contest for which the prize is a crown, it is enough to say "For he has been victor in the Olympic games," without adding "And in the Olympic games the prize is a crown," a fact which everybody knows. {Rhetoric, I, 1357a) Apologue (AP o logue; G. "account, story, fable") — Fable. 18 APORIA Apomnemonysis (a po mne mo NY sis; G. "recounting, summarizing") — Commemoratio. The quotation of an approved authority from memory. So Falstaff, impersonating the King, to Prince Hal: There is a thing, Harry, which thou hast often heard of, and it is known to many in our land by the name of pitch.

Commutatio (com mu TA ti o; L. "change, interchange") — Antimetabole; Chiasmus. Compar (COM par; L. "like, equal") — I so col on. Comparison — Comparatio. Comparison in the general sense; it can be figure or argument: "The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge" (Proverbs 14:18). See also Syncrisis. Compensatio (com pen SA ti o; L. "weighing, balancing"). 1. Antisagoge. 2. Antanagoge. Complexio (com PLEX i o; L. "combination, Symploce. connection") — Composition (L. "putting together").

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