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Hyperbole, the rhetorical figure of excess par excellence, generates a difference between what a text says and what it does.
10) It is exactly this kind of subjectivity and self-doubt that Schiller encapsulates in the rhetorical figure of the "polyptoton" in Wallenstein, and the importance of this rhetorical figure in expressing Wallenstein's situation bears directly on an evaluation of his potential heroic nature and of the era in which he exists.
And to an extent, she is most generous with Jonson, whose use of the rhetorical figure for sex change, enallage in Epicoene, catches him in his most playful and imaginative mood of reproach.
discuss characteristics of advertisements that may contribute to an increase of openness, and holds that openness may be affected by the combination of the following characteristics: (a) presence of a prominent visual, (b) presence of undercoded rhetorical figures, (c) absence of verbal anchoring, (d) absence of the product, and (e) low brand anchoring.
However, our panelists were also reminded that refusing to act when action is called for might also be considered in many other contexts: as a positive drive toward perfectionism, as a kind of pleasure, as a condition of knowledge and creativity, as a political response to conditions of labour, as a linguistic or rhetorical figure of deferral, as a deliberate politics of conservatism, as a strategy of resistance to the strictures of modernity, as a practised art of life, as a philosophical stance toward questions of temporality and the future, and so on.
An investigation into the poetics of negative narration at the syntactic level will yield a model for the narrative strategy--the rhetorical figure dirimens copulatio--deployed in the larger compositional structure of the novel itself.
At the same time, he identifies his "rhetorical and thematic focus" as "relatively narrow" (34), concentrating as he does specifically on the way early modern devotional writers use a single rhetorical figure, hyperbole, to construct ideal religious subjects within and against the broader experience of desacralization in Reformation England.
But one of his favorite methods of establishing the ambiguity is a rhetorical figure I'll call the antipun.
Text is thus conceived as a syntax composed of actions, and the rhetorical figure that turns out to govern the Stendhalian text (fictional and biographical) most often is that of hendiadys, which Bernard Dupriez defines in his Gradus, les procedes litteraires: "dissocier en deux elements, coordonnes, une formulation qu'on aurait attendu normalement en un seul syntagme dans lequel l'un des elements aurait ete subordonne a l'autre,' As a narratological concept, Kliebenstein distinguishes hendiadys from Genette's "repetition" Notably, hendiadys allows for only one recurrence of the action and when the action recurs it is altered.
Paul uses the rhetorical figure litotes, the denial of its opposite, to stress a point.
Oxymoron means a rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in deafening silence.
One of these is the figure of Grief represented by Constance in Shakespeare's King John--the rhetorical figure related to her is personification which, as I have already intimated, has a special relevance to discussions of the passions.