“Practise rhetoric in your common talk” with ASC Education’s Rhetoric Flashcards

Now available in the ASC Gift Shop, ASC Education is pleased and proud to introduce Rhetoric Flashcards!

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This resource features fifty of Shakespeare’s most-often-used figures of speech, subdivided by our R.O.A.D.S. to Rhetoric classification system. If you’re interested in deepening your study of Shakespeare’s language, we’ve got you covered from accumulatio to zeugma.

These flashcards are ideal for any teacher, student, or actor who wants an easy jumping-off point to take their study of Shakespeare’s language to the next level, moving beyond the broad patterns and into more specific devices. Each card includes the term itself on one side, with its definition and an example of it in use in Shakespeare on the other. You can use them as a quick reference or as a way of testing your memory, if you’ve committed to being able to explain paralipsis to friends, colleagues, or strangers trapped next to you on airplanes.

I am personally tremendously excited that we have these to offer these now, as it’s a project that’s been three years in the making — and even longer if you trace them back to their origins in colored pencils and index cards, created for Dr. Ralph’s language class in the MBC graduate program. I have long hoped to provide this resource to teachers, students, and actors, and now my dream has now become tangible reality!

-Cass Morris, Academic Resources Manager