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Polyptoton

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What makes a religious person radicalized?
SAN ANTONIO - How do you define radical? What does it mean to radicalize -- or to be radicalized? Does it draw images of a person with a head covering, long robe and a machine gun in tow?
Verbing Weirds Language, but in a Good Way
In exposing that word's ability to be understood across grammatical categories, antimeria—like polyptoton—does more than surprise or joke or streamline (or sow surprise or crack a joke or render prose more streamlined).
Books | Authors show some dreadful outworkings of sin
Every speechwriter should be familiar with The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase (Berkley Books, 2013): Author Mark Forsyth entertainingly explains polyptoton, merism, synaesthesia, aposiopesis, hyperbaton, and much besides.
Anaphora hot. Anaphora cold. Politicians' rhetoric sounds tired and old
Winston Churchill: used anaphora to embody his message of resistance and determination. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Martin Shovel.
Three classical rhetorical devices to optimise your digital copy
is an instance of polyptoton (the hand/handle play). 'Something wicked this way comes' is hyberbaton (deliberately scrambled word order). 'So fair and foul a day I have not seen' is paradox, alliteration and hyperbaton all in one.

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