Glossary of Terms

MorningGloria says, “Those innocent-at-the-time seeming songs from the 50’s and 60’s about the beauty of sixteen year old girls have not aged well at all.”

1) Erin Gloria Ryan uses a Sentential Adverb, “at all,” to emphasize her point that older songs about young girls are no longer acceptable. This relates to my story because the minister is an outcast for wearing something that isn’t socially acceptable. The whole town doesn’t like that the minister is wearing a veil, but if he wore the veil now-a-days, people wouldn’t run screaming from him.


factsonfemales, Keiran(male) says, “No matter what I say, No matter what I do, No matter how many times I fool myself, I simply can’t get over you…”

2) Keiran uses Polysyndeton by repeating “No matter” to build up his response. This makes me think of Elizabeth’s feelings for Mr. Hooper.


“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

3) Bradbury uses an Antimetabole in his quote by reversing the order of repeated words to emphasize  his meaning.


“I am not afraid of robots. I am afraid of people, people, people. I want them to remain human…”

4) Bradbury uses Epizeauxis by repeating the word ‘people.’


“Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby? C’mon, it’s stupid.”

5) In this quote, Bradbury uses Procatalepsis by asking a question and anticipating an opposing view.


JHud7, Josh Hudson says:  “Never thought I’d get lost in space trying to be a star”

6) Hudson compares his life to getting lost in space while trying to make it big. This is a metaphor.

aurevoir_soleil, N. Groulx  says: “When you send an email you need not call after sending it asking if I got it. It isn’t lost in the vast ruins of cyber space. I will reply.”
7) Groulx emphasizes her point that she dosesn’t need you to call and ask if she got an email. She uses Epexegesis
Rhetorical Sophistication of Twitter Essay
     When I initially searched through Twitter, I kept finding metaphors, similes and other very common methods of speech. After learning about many new literary techniques, I began seeing these techniques used very often in regular conversations. After finding many different examples, I realized that most of these were intended to emphasize peoples feelings, points of view and to add to a story. Many people were using different styles of writing to express themselves better without even knowing it.
    I like that there are many different forms of speech that people use in conversation that are also used in literature, however, I don’t see many literary benefits from reading people’s twitter conversations if you don’t know the literary techniques before hand. Twitter conversations aren’t much different than language, aside from people posting quotes, lyrics, to-do lists, and angry responses. The benefit that I got out of reading many twitter conversations, is that you can use various arrangements of sentences to give your specific point more emphasis, especially when you are limited to how much you can say.
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  1.   Kevin L. Fergusonon 13 Oct 2011 at 8:09 PM 1

    Hi Krissie,
    You’re still missing the second part of the assignment, on the rhetorical analysis of Twitter. Let me know when you update this page with that . . . .

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