Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mary’s Birth

Mary’s laughter echoes like a cry of final tight farewells to empty walls. Memories break the surface with a sigh; remembrance pangs in heavy hollow tolls. For seventy years, like magnets bound by force of opposite attraction, sisters always knew … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices Series, Part I: Overview

Here is my article, an overview of rhetorical devices, posted on Classical Conversations’ Writer’s Circle. I’m not posting here so those who come here from that site will see new material. I am really enjoying my study of stylistic … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices

I have been having so much fun playing with rhetorical devices! Also called figures of speech, or stylistic devices, they fall in two groups: schemes and tropes. Tropes and schemes dress up our writing like nothing else. Once our children … Continue reading

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