Diaskeue (di-as-keu’-ee): Graphic peristasis (description of circumstances) intended to arouse the emotions.

Protesters took to the street, descrying racism and police violence, and murder directed toward black people. The protests have been sustained sustaining our faith that maybe this time the guilty police will be brought to justice and reforms will be undertaken that transform America’s police forces.

Viewing the videos of senseless, cruel, and brutal assaults on peaceful people, and the murder of George Floyd, brought all people of good will to the same place: STOP! Stop the beatings with well-worn bloody truncheons. Stop the gassing directed into peoples’ terrified faces. Stop the rubber bullets tearing into innocent torsos. Stop the killing–stop, stop, stop!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). A paperback edition of The Daily Trope is available on Amazon for $9.99. A Kindle edition is also available for $5.99.

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