A Promenade of Rhetoric

Display Your Writing Skills Can you write like men of old? Do you consider the line above to be perfectly good English, and ethically unobjectionable? Welcome! Were you nurtured, nay coddled, on forms of literature rich and neglected? Do you wish you could write like you read, and still be recognized as an author? Welcome!…

Poetry Challenge 13: Elements of Eloquence

We skipped 13, the first time around. Before going on to 20, at which point I promised publication, I want to make sure there actually are 20! And thankfully, I’ve finally found a resource that will make The Rhetorical Figure Poetry Challenge fairly painless. The book is Elements of Eloquence, by Mark Forsyth. I request…

The Lord of The Rings and The Book of Job

One reason I like Tolkien’s mythology so much is its approach to the relationship between freedom and evil. Generally, when a Christian thinker is asked why evil occurs and is allowed to influence the world, the answer comes down to “freedom.” Tolkien, on the other hand, strongly associates compulsion and slavery with evil, and freedom…