Rhetoric–C2: Repetition/Reiteration, Rhetorical question, & Inversion/Anastrophe

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric
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III. Repetition/Reiteration

  1. Oh, the dreary, dreary moorland!  Oh, the barren, barren shore!
  2. We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome some day.
  3. She was seventeen years old then, and a very beautiful girl, very beautiful, very beautiful.
  4. Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold,…
  5. Home! Home! Sweet home! There’s no place like home!
  6. But there was a difference, a vital difference.
  7. It’s their wealth and security that makes everything possible, makes your art possible, makes literature, science, and even religion possible.
  8. Tell me the tales that to me were so dear

Long, long ago, long, long ago;

Sing me the song I delighted to hear,

Long, long ago, long, long ago.

9. Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow!

Farewell to the streams and green valleys below!

Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods!

Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods!

IV. Rhetorical Question

  1. What business is it of yours? You mind your own affairs.
  2. What’s the good of that? That’s the sort of trick they served me twice last week.
  3. Is not China a big country?
  4. Will they cower before difficulties when they are not afraid of death?
  5. Who can bear such an insult?
  6. Can a man be too cruel to his mother’s enemy?

V. Inversion/Anastrophe

  1. Come frightful days of snow and rain. He did not know when he made camp, when he broke camp.
  2. Again returned the scenes of youth.
  3. Most stirring are speeches like those by Churchill.
  4. Happy shall I be when his stay at Netherfield is over!
  5. All this we must take fully into account.
  6. Chinese she can speak.
  7. In came a man with a white beard.
  8. Away ran the girls, too eager to get in to have time for speech.
  9. Not until then did he realize his own fault.
  10. Only by working hard can we achieve the aim.
  11. Not a single sail had we sighted since we weighed anchor.
  12. Up the road came a sound of creaking axles, and then a slow cloud of dust, and then a bull-cart bearing Ransie Bilbro and his wife.
  13. Scattered like stars in the deep mountains are numerous reservoirs and ponds.
  14. Involved were the right of a speaker to speak and in particular the right of the faculty and students to listen–and think and question.
  15. Last year he got acquainted with a young teacher, and this young teacher he was to work with in the coming five years.
  16. My opinion of the coal trade on that river is, that it may require talent, but it certainly requires capital. Talent, Mr. Micawber has; capital, Mr. Micawber has not.





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