Daily Archives: June 17, 2013


Adynaton (a-dyn’-a-ton): A declaration of impossibility, usually in terms of an exaggerated comparison. Sometimes, the expression of the impossibility of expression.

There is no way the crisis in Syria is going to have a happy ending–it’s like expecting to find maple syrup on Mars!

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