Usage of rhetorical figures in advertising slogans

Katrandjiev, Hristo and Velinov, Ivo and Radova, Kalina (2016) Usage of rhetorical figures in advertising slogans. Trakia Journal of Sciences, 14 (03). pp. 267-274. ISSN 1313-3551

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The purpose of the article is to investigate the usage of rhetorical figures in Bulgarian advertising slogans. The research method includes gathering randomly selected advertising slogans in three media – magazines, internet and TV. The slogans in the sample came from the following categories: Foodstuffs; Drinks; Automobiles, Airlines, Gas stations, and Bus lines; Banks and Insurance companies; Chain Stores and Shopping Centers; Technology and Communications; Clothing and cosmetics; Tourism; Other product categories. Our results show that the most popular figures of thought in Bulgarian advertising slogans are as follows: metaphor, exclamation, antithesis, hyperbole, and aposiopesis. On the other hand, the most frequently used figures of speech are the following: appeal, epithet, and anaphora.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:advertising, slogan, rhetorical figures
Subjects:Economic and business Administration > Economic policy. Management. Marketing
ID Code:3068
Deposited By: Иво Велинов Велинов
Deposited On:30 Sep 2016 13:25
Last Modified:30 Sep 2016 13:25

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