Rhetoric (1)

Rhetoric

Omission

A)
Definition:
Eg.  “We real cool.”  “We / Die soon”
Eg.  “something understood.”

B)
Definition:
Eg. “Veni, Vidi, Vici” “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  (Caesar)

Repetition

A)
Definition:
Eg. “Lurk late,” “Strike straight,” “Sing sin”

B)
Definition:
Eg. “cool…/school”

C)
Definition:
Eg.  “We real cool.  We / Left school.”

D)
Definition:
Eg. “Losing my burden, / I lose what I need to be filled.”  (Riddle 14)
Eg.  “the dancers go round, they go round and around.”

E)
Definition:
Eg.  “Prayer, the church’s banquet, angel’s age”

Unusual/Interesting Word Order

A)
Definition:
Eg.  “a bugle and fiddles / tipping their bellies (round as the thick-sided glasses whose wash they impound) / their hips and their bellies off balance to turn them.”

B)
Definition:
Eg.  Dr. Donaldson, my English professor, was in the library.
Eg. Toronto, home of the Maple Leafs, experienced one its hottest summers this year.

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