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De Doctrina Christiana

Saint Augustine

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a completely new translation of the work that Augustine wrote to guide the Christian on how to interpret Scripture and communicate it to others, a kind of do‐it‐yourself manual for ... More


Fashioning the Ideal Orator: Theatricality and Transgressive Aesthetics in the De oratore

John Dugan

in Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267804
eISBN:
9780191708152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267804.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter moves from the instances of self-consciously cultural oratorical practice to Cicero's first major work of rhetorical theory, De oratore, which Cicero frames as an archaeology of his ... More


Figures of Speech in Aristophanes

Simon R. Slings

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates some of the problems that arise when we try to separate literary and non-literary language. It argues that a figure of speech such as chiasmus (and similarly anaphora) is a ... More


Phrase and Figure

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the characteristic features of Indo-European poetry. Poets who write in a tradition — having been trained in the style and techniques proper to that tradition — do not strive ... More


A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu: Classical and Mythological Figures of Speech

Margaret Topping

in Proust's Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160083
eISBN:
9780191673771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160083.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Classical and mythological figures of speech are fundamental to the development of key areas of A la recherche, and the addition of a number of such images to the later drafts and final version of ... More


Liber Quartus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Here, Augustine takes up his promise to deal with the question of how to present one's Biblical knowledge. This involves rhetoric to which Augustine, in a ground‐breaking departure, gives a firm ... More


A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu: Christian And Biblical Figures Of Speech

Margaret Topping

in Proust's Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160083
eISBN:
9780191673771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160083.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The principal features to have emerged in the exploration of both classical and mythological, and Christian and biblical figures of speech in A la recherche underscore Proust's totality of vision and ... More


The Spectacle of Care: From Figure to Form

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction provides a concise account of the widespread popularity of figures of speech in early modern literature as well as the humanist schoolrooms in which both writers and readers were ... More


Introduction: A Tale of Robin Hood

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the pursuit of a specifically vernacular eloquence in early modern England, an endeavor known as taking classical figures of speech and making them “speak English.” Citing ... More


Liber Tertius

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine turns from unknown signs to ambiguous signs. How can the Christian reader resolve uncertainty? This may be due to difficulties of punctuation, difficult words, unclear manuscript readings, ... More


Figure Pointing in the Humanist Schoolroom

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Early modern teachers routinely compared dialectic to the clenched fist because it was the art with which you sock your listener in his or her face; rhetoric, by contrast, was like the open palm ... More


Inventing Figures of Speech

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is a study of the significance of figures of speech to humanist pedagogy’s attempt to divorce style from the invention of an argument and the judgment of its validity. The significance ... More


An Employee Sues Her Employer

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

An employee's resignation from her very responsible position in a company was followed by a series of ongoing contractual relationships, to which many other employees objected to her continuation. ... More


Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Jeanne Fahnestock

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetorical Style promotes a renewed appreciation of the persuasive potential of the English language by demonstrating how language choices argue. It combines advice about effective style ... More


Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Figuratively Speaking (1986) examines figures of speech that concern meaning—irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others—to show how they work and to explain their ... More


Proust's Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust

Margaret Topping

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160083
eISBN:
9780191673771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160083.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores two interweaving networks of imagery that are vital to key thematic areas of Proust's fictional construct. These are Christian and biblical, and classical and mythological figures ... More


Language, Rhetoric, and the Communication of Ideas  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

One of the first major problems that Adam Smith addressed in the Rhetoric was that of language. Smith believes that the parts of speech should be studied in an analytical manner, and that the ... More


Queenly Fig Trees: Figures of Speech and Decorum

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter three examines how artifice at its most conspicuous assigns an original set of values to the people and objects that populate imaginative worlds. Attending to the work of the epithet in Mary ... More


The Mingle-Mangle: The Hodgepodge of Fancy and Philosophy in Cavendish’s Blazing World

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how vernacular eloquence operates by focusing on Margaret Cavendish's philosophical romance The Blazing World. More specifically, it uses The Blazing World to show how the ... More


Common Rhetoric: Planting Figures of Speech in the English Shire

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the rhetorical operations whereby the vernacular language and the island of England become figures for one another, with particular emphasis on the spatialization of discourse ... More


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