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Devices of Style - Part III: Tropes

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“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.” —Francis Bacon Devices of style make our writing come alive! Figures of speech, also called devices of style, are “a form of...
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Devices of Style - Part II: Schemes, a Closer Look

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“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” -- Louis Nizer1 As much fun as some of us have with the Greek words for these...
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Devices of Style - Part I: Introduction

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“He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” - John F. Kennedy, speaking of Winston Churchill Winter’s long dark evenings invite us to curl up with a thick novel. This winter as I amble through Lorna Doone, a story slow in action, but rich in language,...
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