Sprezzatura – Sprezzatura describes “the well-practiced naturalness, the rehearsed spontaneity, which lies at the center of convincing discourse of any sort, and which has been the always-sought but seldom well-described center of rhetorical ‘decorum,’ since Aristotle first tried to describe it” (Lanham, A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms, 2nd Ed., 143).

The Book of the Courtier offers much more on “naturalness” (as does Woody Allen, come to think of it—often by negative example—apophasis).

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