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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0968  Wednesday, 28 April 2004

[1]     From:   Jeremy Fiebig <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 10:11:59 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

[2]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 11:33:47 -0300
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

[3]     From:   David Lindley <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 18:16:44 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

[4]     From:   F Helphinstine <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 15:28:35 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

[5]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 15:49:05 -0400
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From:           Jeremy Fiebig <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 10:11:59 -0400
Subject: 15.0954 Figures of Speech
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm

The most complete site I've found is "The Forest of Rhetoric" which
includes very, very many rhetorical figures and as well as Puttenham's
Art of English Poesie.

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From:           Todd Pettigrew <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 11:33:47 -0300
Subject: 15.0954 Figures of Speech
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

Andy Jones will certainly find the web site Sylva Rhetoricae very
valuable in preparing his talk.  The address is:

http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/

It lists hundreds of rhetorical figures from abating to zeugma. It also
gives more general commentary on rhetoric and its history.

There is also a very functional glossary of terms at (oddly enough)
Bob's Byway:

http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary.html

t.

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From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 18:16:44 +0100
Subject: 15.0954 Figures of Speech
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

For rhetorical figures the best website by miles is Silva Rhetoricae at
  http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm

Be prepared for a surprise - there are hundreds of figures of speech in
classical and Renaissance rhetoric.

There are plenty of introductory books about or containing discussions
of Renaissance rhetoric - try Brian Vickers, Classical Rhetoric in
English Poetry, which contains a short list of some of the most
important figures, as does Gert Ronberg's A Way with Words.

On verse forms I would recommend John Hollander's witty book Rhyme's
Reason, the 'enlarged' edition of 1989 - he not only tells you what the
verse forms are, he demonstrates them.

David Lindley
University of Leeds

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From:           F Helphinstine <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 15:28:35 -0400
Subject: 15.0954 Figures of Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

Here is a site with several rhetorical terms:
http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html

Joseph Malof's A Manual of English Meters is a technical manual of
metrical forms and techniques of scansion with clear explanations
combined with aptly chosen examples.

Fran Helphinstine

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 15:49:05 -0400
Subject: 15.0954 Figures of Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0954 Figures of Speech

I have a little book called "Figures of Speech, 60 Ways to Turn a
Phrase" by Arthur Quinn (Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1982), which gives
examples of numerous rhetorical figures, from abusio (another term for
catachresis) to zeugma.

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