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Periergia (pe-ri-er’-gi-a): Overuse of words or figures of speech. As such, it may simply be considered synonymous with macrologia. However, as Puttenham’s term suggests, periergia may differ from simple superfluity in that the language appears over-labored.

The previously considered prior point (i.e., the point-before-the-last point) would utilize its aspects in conjuction with their connection with what came after them subsequently.

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