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JUNE 6, 2011 [1997, TV] Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis
Tony Blair, British House of Commons, 30 January 1997. And that means all of us. The And then they really didn’t like the way I looked, ’cause now I am black and bald and sitting on TV. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. beautiful
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SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 [1997, TV] Mediated speeches -- whom do we really want to hear?
I've just been watching the first of the US presidential debates on the BBC's main evening news programme, as I wanted to see what the candidates had to say, how well the said it and how competent they seemed. But tonight, as usual, the BBC took it upon itself to tell us all what to think - i.e. "the debate was a tie with no clear winner."
- [1997, TV] Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention
The economists have not realized this yet, but then neither have the rest of us
. Checking email, watching TV
, sleeping, or knitting do not, in most circumstances, provide acceptable outward manifestations of appropriate attention. In 2007, two thirds of U.S.
Lanham, Richard. User attention needs our attention. MORE >>
MAX ATKINSON [1997, TV] Obama's rhetoric renews UK media interest in the 'lost art' of oratory
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
Whether we call them soundbites, quotable quotes, slogans or aphorisms, lines that stand out from the vast mass of forgettable sentences have always been with us
, from the Bible, through literature and politics, to television advertising. It's something into which I hope to do some more research. MERE RHETORIC? MORE >>
- [1997, TV] Speaking and sport
The version I did on this occasion allowed me to go into extra detail about comedy writing itself. I can remember how one of my earliest talks back in 1997
went very well at a Hampshire luncheon and led to a super testimonial letter and an invitation to return less than a couple of years later to speak some more on the same subject. Beware! MORE >>