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).
Buy a print edition of The Daily Trope! The print edition is entitled The Book of Tropes and is available on Amazon for $9.99. A Kindle edition is available for $5.99.