Epizeugma


Epizeugma (ep-i-zoog’-ma): Placing the verb that holds together the entire sentence (made up of multiple parts that depend upon that verb) either at the very beginning or the very ending of that sentence.

Trekking on life’s perilous journey, we will ourselves toward tomorrow, or even toward one hour from now, without considering the openness of everything under the sun, and the moon, and the stars: there is change everywhere, all the time, mostly unnoticed, sometimes quite noticeable: morning and night, well and ill, seed and flower, peace and war. Nothing on this plane of existence is immune from transformation: from diamonds to cheese it all fades away at different rates: sometimes in a day, sometimes in thousands of years. Like a home run hit out of the park, we’re all just “going, going, gone.”

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

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