Loving Bernie Sanders use of the rhetorical tricolon…

….”The American people are sick and tired with establishment politics, sick and tired of establishment economics, and sick and tired of establishment media”. Sam Leith in his excellent book on rhetoric for leaders – You Talking To Me – which I read over the summer explains how powerful the tricolon can be. Barack Obama uses it. Try it on your next all hands call and see what happens. Meanwhile, even if Bernie’s campaign fizzles out, he won’t be forgotten.

Ciaran

2 thoughts on “Loving Bernie Sanders use of the rhetorical tricolon…

  1. Quite agree – isn’t that figure of speech also called ‘litotes’. Churchill knew its effectiveness – repetition of ‘we shall fight….’

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