The Daily Trope
Enantiosis (e-nan-ti-o’-sis): Using opposing or contrary descriptions together, typically in a somewhat paradoxical manner.
Generosity is a good thing, but it can leave you all alone and empty-handed. 16 more words
2 days, 23 hours
Epanorthosis (ep-an-or-tho’-sis): Amending a first thought by altering it to make it stronger or more vehement.
The future does not exist. Neither does the past. Yet, they… 145 more words
5 days, 1 hour
Charientismus (kar-i-en-tia’-mus): Mollifying harsh words by answering them with a smooth and appeasing mock.
Sure, I broke the bank, but at least I didn’t break your heart, your chachkas, your poodle, or anything else that’s near and dear to you (including me). 16 more words
Diaphora (di-a’-pho-ra): Repetition of a common name so as to perform two logical functions: to designate an individual and to signify the qualities connoted by that individual’s name or title. 81 more words
2 weeks, 1 day
Adnominatio (ad-no-mi-na’-ti-o): 1. A synonym for paronomasia . 2. A synonym for polyptoton. 3. Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning. 52 more words
2 weeks, 6 days
Skotison (sko’-ti-son): Purposeful obscurity.
We will never meet again, but we’ll see the sun go down together–one, two, three! Killing time and making history–a fallen dove, an endless mystery. 16 more words
Epistrophe (e-pis’-tro-fee): Ending a series of lines, phrases, clauses, or sentences with the same word or words.
Your promises are broken. My heart is broken. I wish your nose was broken. 19 more words
3 weeks, 5 days