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Anacoenosis (an’-a-ko-en-os’-is): Asking the opinion or judgment of the judges or audience, usually implying their common interest with the speaker in the matter .

Is it good to behead the infidels?   127 more words

Figures Of Speech

Speaking With Certainty

A while back, after my propertarian piece (which isn’t much at all about property), someone challenged me to write a follow-up piece on ancient religious views on property, making sure to account for slavery. 928 more words


Star Trek, Axanar and the power of stories

I have mentioned that I am a firm believer in the power of narrative, and the rhetoric of stories. I will now prove it to you with a story. 880 more words

Star Trek

Literary and Rhetorical Terms for English 11

Throughout the year we’ll be using various literary and rhetorical terms, all of which can be found here: Literary Terms 11H or by clicking through the page break below.   2,303 more words

English 11 Honors

I Find the World a Very Confusing Place These Days.

I can’t be the only one who feels like shit is more than a little out of control…like we’re just one terrorist attack – or one viral outbreak – or one economic collapse away from utter chaos. 827 more words


Everyman's Hooker #1: "To Pass Away as in a Dream..."

This week, I am beginning a new project here at this blog, which I hope to keep up with on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.   3,025 more words

Church Of England

Rise of the Bottom-Feeders: Online Discourse, Politics and the Academy

Rhetorical practice is, of course, inherently unstable. With the introduction of new actors, issues and technology, the way people talk and think changes. Anne Applebaum… 526 more words