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Some of Lanham’s explanations are difficult as they don’t always seem to provide the entire context for the explanation. Excellent collection of terms and ways we use the English language.

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John Handllst rated it really liked it Aug 06, Booklover rated it really liked it Mar 05, The first edition of this widely used work has been reprinted many times over two decades. Definitions are clear and examples well given.

Excellent reference for rhetorical terms — both for obtaining definitions, and for finding alternative names for the same term and related terms. Beth rated it liked it Dec 28, Now the Second Edition offers new features that will make it still more useful: Useful and practical for an introductory handbook.


Useful, of course, for definitions of figures of speech like metaphor and metonymy and rhetorical schemes like the zeugma, but particularly good for the less well-known verbal devices like the repetitio Hamlet’s “One may smile and smile and be a villain” and the catachresis Hamlet’s “I will speak daggers to her”.

Carol rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Books by Richard A. A very useful text for any student of rhetoric.

A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms

JShaffer rated it really liked it Jun 20, Michael Tsrms rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Jan 03, Wythe Marschall rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. My favorite section is the term by type because it gives you a nice set of The terms and advise them by sections of usefulness.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I always need real-life examples so I use this in conjunction with Farnsworth’s book, Classical English Rhetoric, which provides examples to illustrate each term.

Without this book, I might not have known that Allen Ginsberg employs the anaphora in his poem “Howl”handkist that the dialogues of John Travolta’s and Samuel L. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Return to Book Page. It’s been an extremely handy reference. A richer examples set habdlist each term and more detailed definitions would have bumped the nandlist up to five stars. Aug 26, Mandy rated it really liked it Shelves: Jarron rated it really liked it Aug 07, Jun 07, Tso William rated it really liked it Shelves: With a unique combination of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it provides in one convenient, accessible volume all the rhetorical terms—mostly Greek and Latin—that students of Western literature and rhetoric are likely to come across in their reading or to find useful in their writing.


Franky rated it liked it Nov 25, Learning and doing rhetoric includes learning how to analyze the devices authors use, and this is the most complete list of terms I have seen yet. It’s also useful for understanding rhetorical terms in general. The definitions do not agree always with other sources but it is oc real robust attempt to make some order out of the morass.

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