Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

Epitasis

Epitasis (e-pit’-a-sis): The addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification. [The opposite of anesis.]

The pandemic is horrendous–the worst thing I’ve witnessed in my life. I don’t understand why there isn’t a constant bold movement toward tackling it. Where is the clear contribution of the US government, aside from printing money to buy the unemployed?

Doctors and nurses are getting sick, some have died. When it’s over Trump’s legions of ass-kissers will manage to make him look like a hero as the dead are disinterred from their temporary burial sites in parks and vacant fields to be reburied and remembered perhaps as more than victims of a terrible disease, but also, as victims of moral failure and incompetent leadership.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.

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