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Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices?

What The Heck Are Rhetorical Devices!?

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “This is just another blog post about rhetorical devices” where I list definitions and examples of those scientific terms used to define word configurations.

Oy vey, you say.

Only you’d be wrong! This isn’t any ordinary page dedicated to devices that demonstrate unique forms of sentence structure to kick your prose in the rear. No, no, no. I’m selling you something. That’s right! You heard me. I’m selling.


What am I selling? You might ask.


And I’ll tell you!


I’m selling you interpretations, my perspective on these little gems that have defined some of the world’s finest orators and literary geniuses. The ones with the right stuff. Yes yes! The ones that have played with the written word and soiled us in their poetic wordplay. (The best form of foreplay is wordplay, after all.)


So let us play!

What I have done is create a product to make stale terms like heterogram and zeugma more fun! With RHETORIC: a perspective you will find visual representations, definitions and my own personal interpretations of these rhetorical devices.


Here’s an excerpt of what Rhetorician, Eric Roth, had to say on the matter:


Francis Rourke’s work is in the same vein of those great conjurers of language that came before him. He has taken rhetorical devices, combined with elements of Zang Tumb Tumb, and given them the essence of poetry and humor, inspiration and invention. Each page is a polyphonic game between audience and author.”


And Harvard Professor of Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking, James Engell:


“I enjoyed it a good deal.”






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RHETORIC: a perspective

Limited to 50 copies.


Rhetoric: a perspective is a compendium of rhetorical devices devoted to give a refreshing perspective on sentence structures and how the exploration of these devices can reinvigorate the written word. 

(A handmade clamshell box containing a booklet with visual representations of the rhetorical devices using typographical design elements. Also included is a deck of cards. On each card is a device and its definition or a perspective given from the author himself to insight new creativity thought processes.)

Made with quality soft-touch paper.


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