Apophasis (a-pof’-a-sis): The rejection of several reasons why a thing should or should not be done and affirming a single one, considered most valid.
Should I get another hamster?
1. No–I have too many hamsters all ready–7 should be enough!
2. No–there’s a constant sound of hamster wheels whirling in the background of my life. Adding more will drive me insane.
3. No–their health insurance is astronomical: $22.00 with a huge deductible for the MetLife Rodent Plan.
4. No–they are very prolific–I have to have separate cages for males and females.
Ah, what the hell. I think I’ll get 3 more. The way they look at me with their big bulgy dark eyes makes all their drawbacks fade into nothing!
Headed to the Pet Store! I’ll buy some hamster food & definitely some of those little hamster hats too!
Uh oh–last problem: I’m running out of names.
I’ll start using numbers!
Eight, Nine, and Ten, I’m coming to get you!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)