In a letter from Lewis and Clark to the Oto Indians, I read Know that this great chief, as powerful as he is just, and as beneficent as he is wise, always entertaining a Sincere and friendly ...
Is there a name for the literary technique in which some people act normally about a topic or situation, while others (possibly including the reader) are incredulous? For example, at the end of To ...
I'm trying to find a word or phrase that describes the ending to a story where the outcome is generally negative and unfulfilling. At the end of these stories, the protagonist usually makes a decision ...
Is there a literary/rhetorical term for the purposeful elision of the doer (human or otherwise) of an action in a sentence?
Especially with phrasing that implies the object of the action did the action to itself? For example, one might say "Looks like my gift to you went and threw itself in the trash." It's not always ...