Sunday, March 06, 2011

Capturing synecdoche and hyperbole in an anecdote

Or, there is no antidote for antimetabole.

Or, as scholar Jila Ghomeshi remarks, "You can't always look at a word and know how to pronounce it and you can't always hear a word and know how to spell it. Mastering English spelling is a spectacular feat of memorization."

Something to think about as I write my chapter (number six!) on readers, writers, and the language arts as social processes.