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A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Robert A. Harris Version Date: January 19, 2013 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since. The devices presented are not in alphabetical order.
Buy a printable PDF in English and in French. Read the French version – Thanks to Gilles Peyroux. See a text-only version http://bit.ly/rhetological We’ve now has Rhetological translated into German, Italian and Spanish. Thanks to Klaus-Michael Lux and Iván Galarza for their great work. Leave a comment or suggestion

Rhetological Fallacies

Rhetological Fallacies

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Presuming that because a claim has been poorly argued, or a fallacy has been made, that the claim itself must be wrong. A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

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Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers

Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers
The Seven Basic Plots The Seven Basic Plots Dali's Dream of a Virgin|Salvador Dali According to the British journalist and author Christopher Booker, there are only seven ‘storylines’ in the world. In his book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, a work that took over forty years to write, Booker surveys world literature, outlining commonalities and showing that, although there are a multitude of tales and endless variety in the telling, all narratives are really variations of the basic seven. Booker’s work is detailed, interesting, and very long—over 700 pages—but his message is simple. Whether they represent the deep psychological structures of human experience or whether they are merely constructs of tradition, no matter what the story, you’ll find one or more of these basic plotlines: Rags to Riches Someone who has seemed to the world quite commonplace is shown to have been hiding a second, more exceptional self within.

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Write or Die by Dr Wicked

Write or Die by Dr Wicked

Introducing Write or Die 2 Write or Die is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux which aims to eliminate writer's block by providing consequences for procrastination and, new to this version, rewards for accomplishment. Historically Write or Die has specialized in being the stick in the carrot/stick motivation continuum, but it's time to experiment with encouragement. Please play with the user interface, check out what new options are available, then read this quick intro. I hope you enjoy the new features. Visual Stimulus
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Poets First Lines: The King James Bible has long been recognized for its importance to English literature.

English 50

English 50
Teaching Writing Developmental Studies Center: Being a Writer January 2014 The National Writing Project has partnered with the Development Studies Center around Being a Writer, a flexible writing curriculum for grades K–6 based on the writers workshop model. More › Teaching Writing - Resource Topics Teaching Writing - Resource Topics


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Summary: This resource offers a number of pages about comma use. Contributors:Dana Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-04-03 10:39:33 Comma Use Commas
Writing About Literature Summary: This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting. Contributors:Mark Dollar, Purdue OWLLast Edited: 2011-10-19 02:27:10 What Makes a Good Literature Paper?
Common Themes in Literature It has been argued that there are anywhere between 3 and 40 main themes in literature that continue to be explored by each successive generation of writers. No one knows for what the real number is--it depends on who you ask--but below is a list, not necessarily inclusive, of the most common ones. There are many variations, and there are often overlaps as well.

Common Themes in Literture

Macbeth Navigator: Index of Themes and Motifs Fair and foul. To the Weird Sisters what is ugly is beautiful, and what is beautiful is ugly: "Fair is foul and foul is fair." Index of Themes and Motifs
Language : Fundamentals : Grammar

Writing a book is no easy task, it is a complex process which involves planning, discipline, and time. Writing your first book can get tricky because it is not always obvious where you should start from. Here are five steps you can follow when writing your book. 1. Plan your book

How To Publish a Book & Writing tips & Five steps to follow in writing a novel & How To Publish a Book - StumbleUpon

GRAMMAR good bad + ugly!


Grammar 3

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The Clause
Teaching Adverbial and Adjective Clauses
Adjective and A List of Adjectives: EnchantedLearning
Creative Writing Prompts