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.

Buy a print edition of The Daily Trope! The print edition is entitled The Book of Tropes and is available on Amazon for $9.99. There is also a Kindle edition available for $5.99.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s