Archive for the ‘rhetoric’ Category

To antithesis is human and to simile divine.

Amplification is verbal layer cake — with rhetorical ice cream and a sematic cherry on top.

Under Queen Synecdoche humans are derrièrecdoche. 

To conjure up a seduction tonic fashion a style hyperbatonic.

Analogy is the little mouse who rules the mighty lion’s house.

The fancy dancy, fancy prancy epizeuxistic stutter is quite schmancy.

Aposiopesis leaves it to the imagination to …

Slam, bam, pow, pop, fizz — onomatopoeia is show biz.

Litotes is the word assassin who understabs his hapless victim.

Smitten written chiastically, chiastically written smitten.

She calmly talked him off the ledge — epistrophe, epistrophe, epistrophe — from the edge.

Zeugma flirts, prozeugma courts, diazeugma chorts, hypozeugma warts — then all mort, bort, cavort out modern doortz.

To anaphora, or not to anaphora —  that is the anaphora.

Ton-like lies the noun that wears the hyperbolic crown.