Rhetorical devices revisited

Have you ever thought that the word oxymoron itself becomes a great oxymoron if you just add the letter f to the beginning of the word? Not sure what an oxymoron is? We’ll check it out further down. Earlier this year, I read a book on the magic of rhetorical devices and the value they […]

The magic of rhetorical devices

When I was in school, I learned about figures of speech. I seem to remember being introduced to seven—or was it eight—figures of speech: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, understatement… Oh dear. For the most part, we got the idea. It seemed metaphor differed from simile only in the use of the word like. Hyperbole and […]