Anesis (an’-e-sis): Adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. The opposite of epitasis.
Your dog is beautiful, but don’t you get tired of picking up his shit and bagging it every time you go for a walk?
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.edu.byu)
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