Ok. So the last try didn't work very well...
How this contest works:
I will be asking you to make cards that feature specific rhetorical device, that I will define and provide examples of. Many people use these without knowing it, so this should be much less work than the couple dozen people that made cards based on historical figures.Devices:
At least one of the following rhetorical devices should be used in your entries.Allusion
- Allusion is a reference to a well known piece of writing, art, etc. This can be done visually or textually.
The Gatewatch Gathering references the famous painting Dogs Playing Poker
Blind Seer references a well known poem by Dorothy Parker.Oxymoron
- A contradiction between two words that are paired together.
The phrase loving hate contradicts itself, being that hate and love are opposites. Other examples include are Great Depression, Pretty Ugly, Virtual Reality, Honest Liar, etc.Paradox
- Paradox is a device that contains words or a phrase that contradict one another in a way that should render it impossible.
The concept of a blind seer is paradoxical, being that blind people can't see. Paranomasia
- A play upon two words of like sound but different meaning. (Basically a pun)
Illusion sounds like allusion and many people do actually mistake them, and thus using them together like this is an example of Paranomasia, but not necessarily the best one.Situational Irony
- A contrast between what is expected and what occurs.
A textual example would be someone staying up all night to study for an exam, but then falling asleep in that very exam.
The flavor text is ironic, being that even if you were to make this comparison with the concept, you would expect rules to be the point of reference for irrelevance. If anybody could provide a better example, that would be well appreciated.Prizes:
In each of the categories, the following prizes will be distributed.
1st: 5 favorites and a follow.
2nd: 4 favorites
3rd: 3 favoritesThe overall highest scoring entry will also win 1 month of premium membership.
CARDS MUST BE MADE IN 2019. NOTHING FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!!!
Closed for entries on 2/20/19.