'Litotes' being a) one of those words I can never remember the definition of, and b) yet another of those writing processes I do without needing to know what it is called. Mark Forsyth’s ‘The Elements of Eloquence’ calls them ‘elements of rhetoric’ and devotes thirty-nine challengingly-titled chapters to describing them. I was readily familiar with only three of such terms, and found the book a fascinating read, but I’m still unable to name any more. I don’t anticipate using any of them as prompts!
This week’s winner is someone whose writing never fails in its eloquence, but it was for the impact of “Well, there be many a person with a different skin under the one we all see” that I declare Antonia’s one hundred and fortieth episode of ‘Infinity’ this week’s winner.
Thank you all for participating – even the late-arriving Rosie whose 18th episode of the Princess Pirate is hugely entertaining and for commenting – such a strong element of this blog.
Words for the coming week are: absent exact, butter
Entries by midnight Thursday 7th April , new words and winners posted on Friday 8th