Tricolon (tri-co-lon): Three parallel elements of the same length occurring together in a series.
I tasered him. I shot him. I killed him. Oh–I was exonerated by the grand jury–no indictment!
Clearly, to any sane person, I acted in self defense! After all, he punched me twice! The scrappy little 17-year-old boy could’ve killed me with his bare hands, or even taken my gun away from me and shot me because I was sitting on him.
Sadly and tragically and hopefully this child’s death will send a message to all the viciously aggressive, thoughtless, and reckless high beam flashers out there: If you don’t want to be dead on the pavement from seven gunshot wounds, remember,
“Put ’em on high, and you will die!”
That’s a promise.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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