Synzeugma (sin-zoog’-ma): That kind of zeugma in which a verb joins (and governs) two phrases by coming between them. A synonym for mesozeugma.

Carnality’s echo, faintly detected, denotes the waning presence of life’s obsessions as the wall of its salacious attention softens and Eros is absorbed by time—by years, by life.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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