Dialogismus (di-a-lo-giz’-mus): Speaking as someone else, either to bring in others’ points of view into one’s own speech, or to conduct a pseudo-dialog through taking up an opposing position with oneself.

Speaker takes on Trump’s persona: “I’m Don the con and that rhymes with Don the moron. America is loaded with fools–that’s anybody who voted for me, including myself. Ha Ha! I’m so happy to have my daughter doing nothing for a half-million a year in taxpayer money. And her husband: what a piece of work; bringing peace to Israel when he does not even know where the conflict is. He keeps asking me what a Palestine is.”

Speaker goes back to own persona: “That’s the way it is folks. Sad but true. If he gets reelected it will get worse. It will be his permission slip to wreak havoc on the United States and everything it has ever stood for and everything we continue to strive for.”

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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