I tried to start this thread once - but put it in the wrong section. So I'm having another go here....

I am intrigued by rhetoric, especially as practised by Shakespeare and his contemporaries - the use of both larger scale forms such as encomium, ekphrasis and amplification, but perhaps even more the smaller scale handling of sentences and lines such as anaphora and periphrasis.

I wonder if there are other enthusiasts for this branch of analysis in the forum, and if they would be willing to begin an interesting dialogue on the subject - I don't know a lot about it, but would be interested in sharing ideas to develop my understanding.