Epanodos (e-pan’-o-dos): 1. Repeating the main terms of an argument in the course of presenting it. 2. Returning to the main theme after a digression. 3. Returning to and providing additional detail for items mentioned previously (often using parallelism).

My $1,200 stimulus check will get me nowhere. How come the love boats and the big jet airliners are getting billions of dollars while I get jack shit? The government could give me $5,000 and have enough left to give the boats and planes a teeny bit less. I would rather be bailed out than stimulated. I’ve got all the coffee I need for stimulation! And anyway, the stimulation check is designed to stimulate “the economy” not me personally. In other words, it is actually a bailout that I get to disburse at my discretion for life’s necessities: for eggs, toilet paper, milk, bread, wine, and beer: I don’t know who you are Mr./Ms. Boats & Planes, but my meager check will enable me to have an omelette, wipe my ass, have a sandwich, and drink a glass of wine. What will you do with your money? Buy tons of fattening food, have your uniforms pressed, pop champagne corks, and pay taxes to Panama? You are getting MORE than you need, while I get LESS than I need. Give some to me!

Bottom line: It is all one big bailout: I get stimulated waiting for my check & when it comes it is ‘spent’ at the grocery store (there’s not enough to cover a mortgage or utilities payment)–I bail out the grocery store (in order to eat and drink). The federal government bails out everybody else who makes more than a few million per year. The point: It’s one big bailout. The “people” get a pittance that isn’t enough to cover expenses. The corporations get billions, and billions, and billions, and some of them aren’t even involved in producing essential goods and services: we can live without the hedonistic boat rides. So, I think the boat and plane people should give whatever they don’t spend back to the people–to all of us who have been financially wrecked by the Corona Virus.

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

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