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Hendiadys (hen-di’-a-dis): Expressing a single idea by two nouns instead of a noun and its qualifier. A method of amplification that adds force.

I’m lonely and mad. 70 more words



For Poets United: Mid-week Motif – Flood

Drowning in hate-filled rhetoric,
lies in words that no longer
hold any meaning,
shouted by faces
that have lost all likeness… 162 more words

Poets United

Core Concepts, FYC, and Intertextuality

Influenced by a visiting speaker, Kara Taczak, I’m making some changes to how I teach First Year Composition to promote transfer. Drawing from both Writing About Writing and Teaching for Transfer, the new model will focus on threshold concepts or core concepts of writing to strengthen what students know about their own writing process to help students successfully transfer ‘good’ writing to new writing situations. 1,281 more words



Heterogenium (he’-ter-o-gen-i-um): Avoiding an issue by changing the subject to something different. Sometimes considered a vice.

News Reporter: Some people believe that having Steve Bannon on your staff is a sign of your tacit support for his his “alt-right” politics which have been characterized as a sort of white-supremacist nationalism. 68 more words


Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, Aug. 10-16, 2017

restoring white rights

rhetorical claim: affirmative action, political correctness, academic victimology and  diversity mania have all systematically stripped white Americans of their rights and core liberties. 1,087 more words


My One Critique of Noam Chomsky

While I have the utmost respect for Noam Chomsky, I have to admit his lectures and books can be rather dry. He himself admits this and embraces it saying he wants people to focus on the substance rather than the style of what he says. 185 more words


Hyperbaton (hy-per’-ba-ton): 1. An inversion of normal word order. A generic term for a variety of figures involving transposition, it is sometimes synonymous with anastrophe. 2.  69 more words