Elements of Eloquence Single Line Challenge, Chapters 12 and 13: Diacope and Rhetorical Questions
We should be able to handle these 2 chapters in 1 post.
Diacope is easy and fun. It’s the mechanical investing of rhetorical figures.
Rhetorical Questions, on the other hand, is dense and confusing. There’s a lot more to it than I expected there to be. That’s good news, though, because this is a challenge, not a jaunt in the nature preserve.
In the comments below, I’m going to try my hand at a few types of Rhetorical Question I hadn’t thought about using before. Join me!
Rhetorical Questions: the most obvious way to vary your syntax and spice up your style.
Diacope: Possibly the most fun way to do the same.
To find out what you’re missing, and then join me in this writing challenge, go read chapters 12 and 13 in Mark Forsyth’s excellent volume – delightful textbook of our autodidactic exercise – The Elements of Eloquence.