Figures of Speech—Recorded

by F.

The classical rhetorical figures are still used by good speechwriters, so they’re worth learning. But reading lists of figures—enumeratio, symploce, epitheton—with examples from the King James Bible and Shakespeare can be pretty boring. Fortunately, this wonderful site has recordings of speeches using some of the most common figures. More importantly, the speakers include not just Churchill and Malcolm X but also Vince Vaughn and Morgan Freeman. Worth checking out.