Diaskeue (di-as-keu’-ee): Graphic peristasis (description of circumstances) intended to arouse the emotions.

He was kind, merciful, full love, and brutally murdered, here, in this vacant parking lot. His blood has soaked into the black asphalt. His cries for help, though, have dissipated into the cold winter night.

We will find the person who did this. No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.

Please help us with any leads you may have–even if they seem like reckless rumors, or flat-out lies. We want to hear it all.

  • Post your own diaskeue on the “Comments” page!

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

One response to “Diaskeue

  1. Professor Adams — this website is fantastic! I can’t stop laughing from your examples. Just ordered your book. I hope all is well.

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