Rhetorical Strategies: is "marred by the onset of acne and despair" or "marred by acne and despair" better?
- RPLv 78 months ago
IMHO, the first is more specific and expressive. That's why I prefer it.
- Anonymous8 months ago
The former phrase has a better rhythm, and is api because despair rarely begins before the onset of adolescence.
- busterwasmycatLv 78 months ago
To what purpose is this rhetorical strategy intended? If I wanted to belittle an opponent as being naive and inexperienced, I would prefer "onset of" to indicate that they are barely pubescent and thus have little experience at anything important.
I am not sure I would ever use that particular phrase for anything, of course.