Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Systrophe

Systrophe (si’-stro-fee): The listing of many qualities or descriptions of someone or something, without providing an explicit definition.

Straight up into the air!  Buzzing softly overhead–my eye in the sky, my chopper on the roam, my battery-powered aerial eavesdropper.

Checking out the neighbors’ hot tub. Live-streaming video! Shotgun. Uh oh.

BA-BOOM! Shards of plastic. Styrofoam snow.  Bye, bye, birdie-sky-eye!

Time for me to go. Uh oh. Too late. Sirens, red lights, squealing tires, under arrest. $200.00 fine. Community service, 5 months.

Now my neighbors hate me and call me Sky Peeper, wave their fists, and curse at me every Thursday when I take out the trash.

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