Month: February 2011

Metaphor

We often discuss metaphor in the context of a writer’s voice, but metaphor also reflects the way we think. The metaphors we use to describe certain concepts, activities, etc. both reflect and affect the way we think about those concepts,…

Voice, Diction, and Comedy

The television show In Living Color, which I believe you can still watch on some channels in syndication, was a brilliant show produced by the Wayans brothers before they went on to spoof movies. Damon Wayans’ exaggerated portrayal of Oswald…

Blog Prompt #4

Your research project will require you to complete a stylistic analysis of a specific writer or speaker with a focus on the rhetorical choices that person makes. Consider writers or speakers who you admire and/or are in the field you…

I Know People Who Do That Alot

Allie Brosch, who keeps a fairly popular blog called Hyperbole and a Half, noted in April that she thinks of a beast called an alot when she reads a lot as one word rather than two. Better watch out! The…