Congeries (con’ger-eez): Piling up words of differing meaning but for a similar emotional effect [(akin to climax)].
Homes and highways damaged and destroyed. Friends and loved ones missing and dead.
Yesterday we were in schock. Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we will begin to rebuild.
In the weeks, months, and years to come we will work, rejoice, remember, struggle, and seek solace in the spirit of hope that joins us and speeds us ahead.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.
Repotia (re-po’-ti-a): 1. The repetition of a phrase with slight differences in style, diction, tone, etc. 2. A discourse celebrating a wedding feast.
1. A. Every time you smile at me I feel the warmth of your love touching my soul.
1. B. Every time you smile at me I feel the pulse of your love pounding in my chest.
2. Now you are married. But, your course through life together to this point can’t and won’t be forgotten: How you first met. How you formed a faith together in the future of your dream: to love, to grow, to share with us, and to be bound by the promises you made here today. Your vows have made you whole and your vows have made you free. They teach us all how good it is to be your witness: to testify to the power of love as we embrace your hope and promise to do everything we can, along with you, to make your hope and love your life’s destiny.
So, here’s to you our friends: To your love! To your marriage! May the spirit of today visit you every day all the days of your life!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).