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Rhetorical Figure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1268  Tuesday, 15 June 2004

From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Jun 2004 09:05:14 -0700
Subject: 15.1258 Rhetorical Figure
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1258 Rhetorical Figure

I thought the original query was not "what is a litote?" (although I
didn't know and had to look it up), but rather, "what is the rhetorical
figure that is sort of opposite to a litote?"  Where the negative is
re-emphasized by the repetition of 'no' or 'not' after the statement.

Something like:  I wouldn't do it, no, not I.

And I was similarly curious about the addition of a pronoun for
emphasis...I can't come up with any actual quotes at the moment, but
it's something like:
I could do it, I

or as I heard yesterday in a British film ("Little Voice" with Michael
Caine)

you never listen, you
or
I've got it all now, me

Does that bit of rhetoric have a name as well??

Susan.

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