Monday, January 26, 2015

Reading Guide for Week 3

1. What is the difference between a figure and a trope? Give examples of each.
2. Why do rhetors use figures and tropes? What is the value of eloquence?
3. What explains the power of metaphor?
4. Read some passages of Gorgias' Encomium of Helen aloud. Can you feel the rhythm of the language? Why do you think Gorgias crafted his speech so rhythmically?

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