Rhetoric


Neologisms (new words), 2014 onwards

GPB has for a long time had a tradition of collecting new words, or neologisms. Whilst we have fun and a bit of a laugh doing so, it was not until the end of 2014 that we decided we should start to collate and publish them. So, with a little fanfare (“tra-la”), here is our latest list, […]


Rhetorical Tools List

Examples of 70 very popular and useful rhetorical tools Alliteration Allusion Anadiplosis Analogy Anaphora Anecdotes Anesis Anticlimax Antimetabole Antithesis Aphorism Aposiopesis Apposition Assonance Asyndeton Catachresis Chiasmus Climax Conduplicato Diacope Distincto Ellipsis Enthymeme Enumerato Epanalepsis Epistrophe Epitheton Epizeuxis Ethos Euphemismos Evidence Exemplum (example) Expletive Freudian Slip Hyperbole Hypophora Irony (Illusio) Litotes Logos Malapropism Metaphor Mixaphor, Miniphor and […]


New Research: 64 Rhetorical Tools

We have a new post in our research section – http://www.gpb.eu/2012/04/rhetorical-tools-list.html The paper is a long and comprehensive list of useful and commonly used rhetorical tools with examples and descriptions. Here is a small extract from it: Conduplicato Figure of repetition in which the key word or words in one phrase, clause, or sentence is/are repeated […]


Paraprosdokians-A Rhetorical Tool

Rhetorical Tools: Paraprosdokians are a strange sort of tool; they fall into the category of ‘amusement’, and are defined as: “A figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It […]