By Richard A. Lanham
The 1st variation of this typical paintings has been reprinted many occasions over 20 years. With a different mixture of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it offers in a single handy, available quantity all of the rhetorical phrases - in general Greek and Latin - that scholars of Western literature and rhetoric tend to stumble upon of their examining or to discover beneficial of their writing. Now the second one version deals new good points that may 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 primary terms.A revised Terms-by-Type directory to establish unknown terms.A new typographical layout for less complicated entry.
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An appeal to force (literally, "to the staff, or club") to settle the question. See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad hominem (HO mi nem; L. "man"). 1. Abuse of your opponent's character. 2. Basing your argument on what you know of your opponent's character. " See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad ignorantiam (ig no RAN ti am). A proposition is true if it has not been proved false. See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad misericordiam (mi se ri COR di am). Appeal to the mercy of the hearers. The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath.
Prayer, vow, curse") — Execratio; Imprecatio. Curse or imprecation, especially at length. Let his days be few; And let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow. 20 ARGUMENTUM AD VERECUNDIAM Let his children be vagabonds, and beg: And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places. (Psalm 109:8-10) Argument. See Proof; Topics. Argumentum ad baculum (ar gu MEN tum ad BA eu lum; L. "scepter, staff"). An appeal to force (literally, "to the staff, or club") to settle the question.
Unconnected") — Articulus; Brachylogia (1); Dialyton; Dissolutio; Loose Language. Omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses. Faynt, wearie, sore, emboyled, grieved, brent With heat, toy le, wounds, armes, smart, and inward fire. (Spenser, Faerie Qaeene, I, xi, 28) All is over. Silent, mournful, abandoned, broken, Czechoslovakia recedes into the darkness. (Churchill on the Munich Agreement, 1938) Opposite of Polysyndeton. Atticism. C. reaction against Asianism called itself "Atticism" because it went back for a model to the Attic orators of the classical period.
A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms by Richard A. Lanham