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By Richard A. Lanham

The 1st variation of this regularly occurring paintings has been reprinted many instances over 20 years. With a distinct mixture of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it presents in a single handy, available quantity all of the rhetorical phrases - often Greek and Latin - that scholars of Western literature and rhetoric tend to come upon of their interpreting or to discover priceless of their writing. Now the second one variation deals new gains that would make it nonetheless extra useful:A thoroughly revised alphabetical directory that defines approximately 1,000 phrases utilized by students of formal rhetoric from classical Greece to the current day.A revised method of cross-references among terms.Many new examples and new, prolonged entries for primary terms.A revised Terms-by-Type directory to establish unknown terms.A new typographical layout for less complicated entry.

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Compensatory antithesis") — Compensatio. 1. Assuring a reward to those who possess a virtue, or a punishment to those who hold it in contempt. Leontes, in The Winter's Tale (I, ii), says: Do't, and thou hast the one half of my heart; Do't not, thou splitt'st thine own. 2. Stating first one side of a proposition, then the other, with equal vigor: Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. Love seeketh only Self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

Four forms: (1) Universal Affirmative: All politicians are corrupt. (2) Universal Negative: No politician is corrupt. (3) Particular Affirmative: Some politicians are corrupt. (4) Particular Negative: Some politicians are not corrupt. Quality of proposition: Affirmative or Negative. Quantity of proposition: Universal or Particular. " See also Square of Opposition. Causes. Logicians distinguish four: (1) material (for example, the metal from which a car is made) (2) formal (the design of the car) (3) efficient (the assembling of the car) (4) final (the purpose of the car: transportation) See also Necessary Cause; Sufficient Cause.

Description of the body or mind; a type of Enargia. See Effictio for an example. Charientismus (cha ri en TIS mus; G. "wit, graceful jest") — Pri vie Nippe. Type of Irony; clothing a disagreeable sense with agreeable expressions; soothing over a difficulty, or turning aside antagonism with a joke: King. Have you heard the argument? Is there no offense in't? Hamlet. No, no, they do but jest, poison in jest; no offense i' the world. " Chiasmus (chi AS mus; G. "crossing") — Commutatio. The ABBA pattern of mirror inversion.

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