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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Logic

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
4,699 words

...we are talking only about assignments of truth values. A rhetorical analysis of the subject matter also helps to explain, what seems paradoxical, that each of the following is considered valid: Not p . So, if p then q . q . So, if p then q . Any hint of paradox can be dispelled by making explicit the fact that each such “inference” is understood to apply to the classroom contingencies marked by p and q . Given that the contingency p does not obtain, or that q does obtain, it is impossible for p to obtain and q not to obtain. That is all...

Eloquence

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Current Version:
2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
7,246 words

...of his Moral Letters . His friend has reported being overwhelmed by the torrential fluency of a Greek moralist. Philosophy is concerned with truth and with healing sick minds, its adornment should be simple and unaffected, so as to sink into the mind: “to soothe men's fears, dispel their delusions, restrain their self-indulgence and condemn their greed, philosophy should set its words down carefully, not hurl them out: it can sometimes soar, but not so as to detract from the speaker's dignity” (40.5, 7–8). The style of the Senecan diatribe, nagging at its...

Pathos

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
10,453 words

...or another would influence writers from Plato to Descartes and beyond. One of the few who tried to think about the place of pathos in rhetoric is the rhetor Thrasymachus of Chalcedon ( c.460 bce ), who had a reputation for giving tearful and moving speeches, for arousing and dispelling anger, and who wrote an entire treatise on Appeals to Pity . He also wrote a handbook on rhetoric with model openings and closings for students to memorize and emulate, and is one of the earliest to suggest that emotional appeals have most power in the beginnings and ends of...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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1,116 words

...differences (1) Some disyllabic verbs ending in l and with second-syllable stress are usually written with l in BrE, ll in AmE: appal/appall, distil/distill, enrol/enroll, enthral/enthrall, instil/instill . Others have a single l in both varieties: control, compel, dispel, impel, repel, annul . Inflected and some derived forms have ll in both varieties: appalled, controlling, distillation, enrolling, installation (but enrolment, instalment chiefly in BrE). (2) Verbs ending in an unstressed vowel plus l ( to equal, travel, pencil ) normally...

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