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Hi friends, This is an example of what I want to do in my new blog. In this little piece, there is an intertwined work of schemata and rhetoric figures. I have spoken previously about schemata, and they are notated at the bottom of the systems. Now, I have added some rhetoric figures, that will be explained in detail in the blog. Anaphora is the repetition of a structure at the beginning of several phrases. Hyperbaton is a change in the order of the notes. Chiasmus is the mirrored repetition of a motive or phrase. Pleonasm is the addition of "superfluous" elements. Anadiplosis is the repetition of a part which was the end of a phrase in the beginning of a the next. Epizeuxis is the repetition of something in the middle of a phrase Concatenation and gradation are similar to climax-anticlimax. Pathopoeia is the expression of an idea with chromaticism. [with time, I will translate into English the entries about schemata] Let me say that writing music this way is an adventure. Funny and instructive. And, surely, is the essence of baroque-galant music. And there's more to say: this is nothing "mechanical". When you get familiar with the process, it becomes natural, as it happens when you write in the romanticism style or dodecaphonic of whatever. In the end, this devices had a purpose: to convey emotions. Sorry for the engraving it's not the best, but I wanted to keep the phrases together.