TITLE

Adding Eloquence to Your Legal Writing with Figures of Speech

AUTHOR(S)
Fordyce-Ruff, Tenielle
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Advocate (05154987);May2013, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses legal writing and the use of figures of speech by attorneys in the drafting of legal documents as of May 2013, focusing on the construction of legal briefs using rhetorical devices such as antithesis, similes, and metaphors. The anaphora and chiasmus linguistics techniques are addressed in relation to sentence structure, word repetition, and legal arguments. Isocolons are mentioned in relation to parallel elements in a sentence. Metonyms are also examined.
ACCESSION #
87594744

 

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