Enantiosis


Enantiosis (e-nan-ti-o’-sis): Using opposing or contrary descriptions together, typically in a somewhat paradoxical manner.

The end is in plain view—the suffering that wrenches us from the good and turns us toward selfish speculation and greedy rumination on profiting from other’s sorrows. Like a devil. Like a dog. The soulless politician who can only yap, who will not give the surplus to the stricken—bereft of caritas, bereft of love, bereft of decency. Cold. Cruel. Muderous.

But now we see our travails are ending. That is, we see the hellish scourge fading, slowly, slightly, imperceptibly. Hope is on the rise. Life returns to normal. We are at peace.

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

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