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Tasis (ta’-sis): Sustaining the pronunciation of a word or phrase because of its pleasant sound. A figure apparent in delivery.

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


Epitasis (e-pit’-a-sis): The addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification. Opposite of anesis.

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