In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This is an argument from the field of descriptive linguistics, made for a rhetorical audience of laypeople.
- Rather he makes an antagonistic statement, couched as a rhetorical question.
- The poem avoids question marks not just because Merwin has eschewed all punctuation, but also because his questions are rhetorical.
- In a work of literature Stewart's lies would constitute synecdoche, the rhetorical device in which a part stands for the whole.
- It should be made clear that India in this regard is a synecdoche (a term of rhetorical analysis for a part which stands for the whole).
- A similar rhetorical device is used to make numbers of weapons appear shocking.
- In mentioning the range of the rhetorical lexicon we are not simply talking about lists of tropes and figures.
- That is, the songs' rhetorical strategies paralleled those of epideictic speeches.
- Hamlet as a play is similarly preoccupied by slander, misrepresentation and selves fabricated from the nothings of rhetorical tropes.
- It was a statement, a rhetorical question, and just by looking at her he was sure that it had made her angry.
- Such an ambivalence would make for incoherence and would be hard to accept if we had here mere rhetorical devices and style recipes.
- Don't worry, these are all rhetorical questions.
- This, she shows, is a rhetorical device, with no implication that the dead can actually communicate.
- That's not a rhetorical question; I'd really like to know.
- Before I even ask a rhetorical question of how you feel about this, it has been such a joy to watch you come out here these past three weeks, and put your heart and soul into it.
- Mr Henderson's rhetorical question can be easily answered.
- But, since the Doctor's question was obviously rhetorical, I'm willing to let it slide.
- People waffle, ramble and throw rhetorical questions into the ether in their blogs, or even just imply that they might wish for a better way round a certain situation.
- It presents an example of Chicana feminist rhetoric and an inroad to this rhetorical tradition.
- Farewells are commonly used rhetorical tools intended to invite the listener/reader into the moment.
- Isn't it ineffective to make statements over and over again in the form of rhetorical questions?
- That's a nice little rhetorical trick, to pretend that the only possible omnivorous diet must be an unhealthy fast food one.
- Ovid's chiasmus is a rhetorical picture of the lovers being pulled apart.
- She can only be answered with more rhetorical questions.
- It might be a rather petulant rhetorical question, or he might just be trying to keep me on the phone.
- It's in keeping with the rest of this discursive, stimulating book that Kermode leaves the reader with such a provocative, rhetorical question.
- At minimum, the seller must establish enough of the attributes of attachment to establish the rhetorical framework for persuasion.
- Yet isn't prosopopeia a rhetorical device that is found, as a matter of course, in all poetry?
- Kyle didn't offer him the time to answer the rather rhetorical question.
- I ask these not as rhetorical questions and not as a prelude to an intelligent statement that explains exactly how it ends.
- The word dignitas was a Latin rhetorical and political term that indicated either the possession of high political or social rank or the moral qualities associated with it.
- Once a commentator commits a major rhetorical gaffe or colossal misstatement of fact, it becomes impossible to take them seriously.
- Unlike Goodman, he stopped short of action by private individuals, but this may have been a rhetorical device.
- Why does Billmon keep asking these rhetorical questions?
- It is a rhetorical strategy in which scriptural quotations, typologies, or tropes are used for satirical ends.
- I wasn't sure if this was a rhetorical question or not.
- Adding to the list of rhetorical questions, why did the teenage daughter have such low standards for her boyfriend?
- It can not be guaranteed by either rhetoric or philosophy, by rhetorical pragmatism or foundationalist theory.
- I don't regard that as a rhetorical question: there is an answer.
- This isn't a rhetorical question but one that, again, would help show whether they're applying this rule fairly or arbitrarily.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.