Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

Paragoge

Paragoge (par-a-go’-ge): The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word. A kind of metaplasm.

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