This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: another but it makes the comparison explicit, often by using like or as. Catachresis A "harsh or abusive" metaphor Though it is subjective, a catachresis stretches a metaphor to a limit thatmakes it seem almost implausible o Tropes of Amplification Hyperbole is an exaggeration or overstatement, but can be effective as irony o "Voice" Tropes Personification is the most typical trope of voice -- it imputes human characteristics to an inanimate thing When to use tropes? -- When you would like to transport emotional contents OR when you need a specific case or example that proves a larger point Questions to ask: Plausible? Will audience accept it? Implies irony - will audience get it? Elegant artful? Am I "cashing it out" What purpose is it serving, and does it advance the strategy that you are employing. Audio recording started: 3:38 PM Tuesday, October 11, 2011...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course COMM 113 taught by Professor Montomerie during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08