Abating: English term for anesis: adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. The opposite of epitasis (the addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification).
There’s a new rapprochement between the ROK and the DPRK! People can visit their relatives! Land-mines have been decommissioned in the DMZ! Loudspeakers silenced!
Is that all your two countries can do after 60 years of total bullshit?
What’s next, a shared franchise for a Burger King in the DMZ?
- Do your own abating on the “Comments” page!
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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