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. https://www.classicalconversations.com/article/devices-style-part-i-introduction 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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