Rhetorical Glossary ( Mike Green)

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interlocked word order. aurea purpuream subnectit fibula vestem Vergil, Aeneid 4.139


understanding one thing with another; the use of a part for the whole, or the whole for the part. (A form of metonymy.) Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6 I should have been a pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floors of silent seas. T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" The U.S. won three gold medals. (Instead of, The members of the U.S. boxing team won three gold medals.)

Synesis (=constructio ad sensum)

the agreement of words according to logic, and not by the grammatical form; a kind of anacoluthon. For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. Acts 6



repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase, or sentence. With malice toward none, with charity for all. Lincoln, Second Inaugural

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