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JUNE 6, 2011 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 28, 2011 Why did Labour members boo and clap when Miliband mentioned Tony Blair?
who led Ed Miliband's leadership campaign would be reminding us of these very same words (with apparent pride) in an interview with Kirsty Wark on BBC2's Newnight. If he isn't, I'm left with little or no idea about what he really stands for or what he's trying to tell us about the direction in which he plans to take his party.
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DECEMBER 13, 2008 Obama's rhetoric renews UK media interest in the 'lost art' of oratory
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?
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MAX ATKINSON Mediated speeches -- whom do we really want to hear?
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
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." MORE >>
MAX ATKINSON Will the 2010 UK general election be the first one to leave us speechless?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
This post was initially prompted by an invitation from Angela Definis to contribute to her latest blog carnival on the theme ' Public Speaking and the New Year ', which has now gone live and includes links to seven other blog posts looking forward to 2010 (even if this one is dreading the prospect of the forthcoming UK general election!). So what? MORE >>
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