Systrophe (si’-stro-fee): The listing of many qualities or descriptions of someone or something, without providing an explicit definition.
Slumped in the sticky slurry. Sick on the pavement–bluish red. Like a carcinoma. Like a cracked piston. Like a nosebleed that’s already bled.
Sobbing like a pig with wide eyes begging for slaughter in the dawn’s early light.
Oh, say can you see?
The loaded handgun is still here: cold gleaming proof that the end is always near.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)