Metabasis (me-ta’-ba-sis): A transitional statement in which one explains what has been and what will be said.
Now that we’ve explained the three key advantages of being a crack smoking mayor, we’re going to show you how they pertain to Mayor Rob Ford, a strong proponent of getting high in office, overeating, and providing generous subsidies to struggling drug lords.
First, . . .
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).