n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Rhetoric and argument in Chapter VI of Jerome's Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi : research article
|Article Title||Rhetoric and argument in Chapter VI of Jerome's Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi : research article|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Afro-Hellenic studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||283 - 293|
The authors argue that the density of rhetorical devices in Chapter VI of Jerome's Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi not only serves as proof of Jerome's literary competence, but also informs the reader about the real purpose of this short work, namely to serve as an argument in favour of celibacy. Rhetorical devices such as apostrophe, rhetorical questions, biblical allusions, metaphor, antithesis, polarity, rhyme, alliteration, parallelism and chiasmus in this short chapter are pointed out while some parallels are also drawn with the work of a contemporary Syriac-speaking author, Aphrahat the Persian Sage.
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