Epanorthosis


Epanorthosis (ep-an-or-tho’-sis): Amending a first thought by altering it to make it stronger or more vehement.

There’s something about his stiff affect that makes me wonder about his sincerity. No, wait a minute. On second thought, there’s actually something about everything he does and says that makes him look and sound like a complete liar! I don’t trust him.  Neither should you.

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

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