Daily Archives: August 3, 2021


Mesozeugma (me’-so-zyoog’-ma): A zeugma in which one places a common verb for many subjects in the middle of a construction.

I was hungry. It was late at night. I went down to the kitchen, did a moon walk across the linoleum floor, opened the refrigerator and grabbed a hard-boiled egg, a bottle of hot sauce, a piece of cheese and 6 anchovies; the makings of my “Midnight Special.” All I needed now was two slices of bread and some cinnamon.

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

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