Diazeugma


Diazeugma (di-a-zoog’-ma): The figure by which a single subject governs several verbs or verbal constructions (usually arranged in parallel fashion and expressing a similar idea); the opposite of zeugma.

My mind shot splinters of light, made a weird tooting noise, started a philosophic dialogue with my left lung, and actually told me how much tea there is in China. Is there anything we can’t do if we put our mind to it? I, for one, wish it were so.

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

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