Replying to Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic
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Irony is a literary technique & rhetoric device that has been used for many years in speech, art and everyday life. Although irony has been used for a long time, there hasn’t been an exact definition of irony. There have been hundreds of definitions suggested over the years, however, a general consensus is that:Irony is a figure of speech which is a contradiction or incongruity between what is expected and what actually occurs.Most of the definitions of irony are something along these lines, though there is often disagreement about the specific meaning of this term.
Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:22 PM
How can I make a thread of this nature without including metaphors?Metaphors are one of the most common types of speech. They add a sort of definition and color because they describe a comparison between two things that are most often apart except for a common characteristic that can link the two together. A noun or a verb can be described as something different.An example comparing a chef to a writer. Learning to write can be visualized with cooking skills. One must learn to bake, roast, chop, and cut. Including all the little things that go with it through practice and experience. They're great for sharpening the imagination and to give further understanding in communicating ideasMetaphors are different from similes in that they don't use terms like "like" or "as" to compare two things. Metaphors make hidden comparisons. Portraying one thing as being something else but not that something else. There is an implied implicit meaning.
Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:25 PM
Colloquialisms are cool.Who better at them than old Mark Twain.Colloquialisms are words, phrases, and slang terms which characters in a group or society use to talk in real life. Sometimes they can be offensive. Perhaps that's why Huck Finn has been on a ban list in some town or another since it was first published.Huck Finn’s Censorship History
I like those above Twainisms. Maybe they should be a legitimate category in rhetoric.
That's one of my favorite styles of colloquialism - The Vernacular. Twain was a master at it. Finding the common, everyday voice when reading a book. Leaving out the academic high brow way of speaking when reading the written word. Readers like to hear the voices in the story. Informal voices with correct grammar are often most appealing to a reader.
Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:27 PM
Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:16 PM
Today, I'll start off with the ad hominem attack. This one is used constantly. It's a favorite technique because it causes lots of discord among the arguers. It's so much easier to question an individuals personal associations rather than paying attention to the validity of the main argument. Ad hominems can be mistaken as a personal insult when the subtle nature is a different distinction. Blatant and clever insults against somebody make it hard for people to believe it isn't true. If you look at this rationally such techniques never provide a valid reason to disregard decent criticism.Ad hominem has great power to persuade as it leaves a large impression on the mind of the audience. It somehow causes bias from the audience. This is a flawed arguing technique as it causes judgments to made without evaluation of facts on logical grounds.
Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:43 AM
Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:58 PM
Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:43 PM
Yes. This is a good thread. I like the way these tried and true rhetorical tools are defined with brevity. The examples amplify the definitions with an exaggerated and clever sense of humor too.Here's a list that may be of interest:AP Language and CompositionGlossary of Literary and Rhetorical Devices
Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:35 PM