Abating: English term for anesis: adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. The opposite of epitasis (the addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification).
This is the best one of these kinds of paintings I ever saw. It makes slightly less of a mess on the canvas than other untalented artists’ work does. You should really get into something you’re able to do well like raking leaves or going to the gym.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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