Questions tagged [rhetoric]

The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

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What type of rhetoric (if any) is this?

The following is from a forum on Chinese football: In this reply, the name "马德兴" is posted as "马兴", very likely on purpose hinting that this person lacks "德" (virtue). Is it some type of rhetoric?...
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Is it considered as anadiplosis (顶真) when the same character repeats but means differently?

In "顶真", one uses a word near the end of the clause and then repeats that word to begin the next clause. For example, 忽聞海上有仙山,山在虛無縹緲間. What if the same character repeats but means differently in ...