A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms by Richard A. Lanham

By Richard A. Lanham

The 1st variation of this standard 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 the entire rhetorical phrases - ordinarily Greek and Latin - that scholars of Western literature and rhetoric tend to come upon of their studying or to discover precious of their writing. Now the second one version deals new good points that would 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 procedure of cross-references among terms.Many new examples and new, prolonged entries for crucial terms.A revised Terms-by-Type directory to determine unknown terms.A new typographical layout for simpler entry.

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An argument that can serve as well on either side of a question. Cacosyntheton (ca co SYN the ton; G. "ill-composed") — Male collocatum; Misplacer. Awkward transposition of the parts of a sentence. " Or, as in this only partially successful syntactical gymnastic from Kingsley Amis's / Want It Nozv: "Now and again it felt rather like that. " See also Hysteron proteron. 30 CATAPLEXIS Cacozelia (ca co ZE li a; G. "unhappy imitation; affectation") — Fonde Affectation; Mala affectio. Studied affectation of style; affected diction made up of adaptation of Latin words or inkhorn terms, as when Hamlet parodies Osric: Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dozy th' arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither in respect of his quick sail.

Driving away") — Rejectio. Rejecting an argument indignantly as impertinent or absurdly false. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. (Matt. 16:23) See also Antirrhesis; Diasyrmus. Apodixis (a po DIX is; G. "demonstration, proof"); alt. sp. Apodeixis. 1. Experientia. Confirming a statement by reference to generally accepted principles or experience: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Gal.

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. . (The Merchant of Venice, IV, i) See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad populum (PO pu lum).

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