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Karl Rove’s Pitchfork-Carrying Mob

by | 22nd, August 2007

karl-grendel.gif QUOTE : “I’m a myth. I’m Beowulf, I’m Grendel.” Karl Rove

Figure of Speech : antonomasia (an-to-no-MAY-sia), the namer. From the Greek, meaning “name swap.”

Hey, wait a minute. Didn’t we devote our last entry to that witty cetacean of a man? And wasn’t the antonomasia the last entry’s figure?

Yes and yes, but we couldn’t resist. After years spent labeling political opponents, the unemployed Mr. Rove now spends his time labeling himself. Could we ask for more literate self-deprecation than comparisons to old heroes and monsters?

Figarists take note. Rove is using more than funny figures; he’s employing a clever ethical strategy. (That’s ethical as in “rhetorical

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