Rhetorical poetry

What’s “A Rhetorical Poem”? Written by Catherine Rankovic

Rhetorical poetry in the U.S. becomes common during periods of social unrest and comes from poets standing (for the duration of the poem) for some sort of movement or viewpoint. I am a rhetorical poet. Usually in school we say “Oh it’s political poetry, we don’t like that.” We are taught to say that there are three kinds of poetry: Lyric, narrative and epic. They forgot “rhetorical.” Because we don’t name rhetorical poetry, we can’t see it, although when you read or teach Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son,” or Robert Pinsky’s “The Shirt,” a rhetorical poem is what you’ve got. It’s there but unnamed. It’s like eating grilled cheese and a pickle for lunch and not realizing it was a vegetarian meal.

Rhetorical poetry is not simply writing a poem about the cause of the month. Carolyn Forche said, “To become a political poet, change your obsessions.” You have to have something to say, feel it deeply, and take a stand on an issue. It helps if you’re a good writer. It helps if you’re part of a “we.” “We” makes a poem political.

I’m learning that writing is a powerful tool even more so when there isn’t any spelling error’s as you’ll find in my post but thanks for reading & understanding what I’m trying to say….

Rhetorical poetry

Biblical philosophy


Jesus, the most amazing philosopher who lived out what he believed & died to fulfil his purpose.

Now he has brought to silence the true meaning of philosophy….. it means nothing unless it’s lived out.

If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.

If you are kind only to your friends,how are you different from anyone else? Even those our don’t acknowledge God do that.

But you are to be “mature in your thinking” even as your Father in heaven is perfect in his thinking.

Mat 5:46 NLT version ~ with the translation of the word perfect from the Greek language…teleios means to be complete or of full age, mature.

Fellowship is life

My philosophy….

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Love what you believe ~ love what you’ve learnt but never forget to love who you are….

My philosophy…

How unique pt3

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How beautiful is the human soul….

Introverted yet the opposite at the same time

Consider: “The caterpillar & butterfly”

How unique…

The follow up….

The book

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Education, religion and politics

isn’t the cause of world problems

“EGO” is though & the lack of contribution or distribution toward “human need”


“Less is more”

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