Ways of speaking are ways of being creativeâ€”of taking chances–of gamblingâ€”of getting to new placesâ€”of finding paths heretofore unexploredâ€”of talking ourselves into new visionsâ€”of coping with life’s copious complexities. (Uh oh) By the way, repeating “of” at the beginning of successive clauses is a way of rhetorically schemingâ€”does anybody know the name of the scheme? How about “copious complexities”? What’s that?
Let’s discuss my assertion that there are rhetorical techniques that are not only about creating speeches, but may also be used to gain insightâ€”that one may “speak in order to think” rather than “think in order to speak.” Maybe that’s the function of this discussion?