Tags » Elocutio

Erotema

Erotema (e-ro-tem’-a): The rhetorical question. To affirm or deny a point strongly by asking it as a question. Generally, as Melanchthon has noted, the rhetorical question includes an emotional dimension, expressing wonder, indignation, sarcasm, etc. 44 more words

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Eucharistia

Eucharistia (eu-cha-ris’-ti-a): Giving thanks for a benefit received, sometimes adding one’s inability to repay.

Thank you for sending me an angel. He has helped me with my substance abuse problem.  68 more words

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Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

YOU: I promise you that I’ll promise you.

ME: Promise me what?

YOU: That I’ll keep the promise I made to you. 40 more words

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Eulogia

Eulogia (eu-lo’-gi-a): Pronouncing a blessing for the goodness in a person.

Your willingness to risk your life to save our Beanie Baby™ collection is a mystery to us, but we feel blessed. 188 more words

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Eustathia

Eustathia (yoos-tay’-thi-a): Promising constancy in purpose and affection.

ME: I am your titanium hip, your gold fillings, your non-biodegradable plastic shopping bag–I am as constant as the smell of Secaucus, the sound of jets taking off from LaGuardia, and the pressure from your parents and friends to get out of town and never come back. 28 more words

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Eutrepismus

Eutrepismus (eu-tre-pis’-mus): Numbering and ordering the parts under consideration. A figure of division, and of ordering.

There are supposedly two stages to an organism’s existence: 1. 37 more words

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Exergasia

Exergasia (ex-er-ga’-si-a): Repetition of the same idea, changing either its words, its delivery, or the general treatment it is given. A method for amplification, variation, and explanation. 86 more words

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