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A respectable amount of rhetoric is in fact a form of abstraction. After all, it is a part the trivium together with grammar and logic. As a consequence, even though the area of application of this ancient art of discourse is language, its main fundamental operations –adiectio (addition), detractio (substraction), transmutatio (transformation) and immutatio (permutation)– are general enough to be applied to pretty much anything.

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