A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Contrast In Human Mentality

The Play: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by William Shakespeare offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into man’s conflict with the rational versus the emotional characteristics of our behavior through his settings. The rational, logical side is represented by Athens, with its flourishing government and society. The wilder emotional side is represented…

What is Rhetoric? Rhetorical Conventions & Structure

Rhetoric essentially means the art of speaking persuasively. It is the use of language in a formalized way in order to convince or have an effect on an audience. A) Word order Manipulation of common word order to create an effect B) Word choice Figurative language (oxymoron, onomatopoeia, assonance, alliteration, hyperbole, understatement, irony, allusion, litotes,…