The Daily Trope
Asteismus (as-te-is’-mus): Polite or genteel mockery. More specifically, a figure of reply in which the answerer catches a certain word and throws it back to the first speaker with an unexpected twist. 72 more words
3 days, 16 hours
Astrothesia (as-tro-the’-si-a): A vivid description of stars. One type of enargia.
Stars are heaven’s asterisks. Bright reference marks spangling night’s page, spanning it with lights. 55 more words
4 days, 12 hours
Asyndeton (a-syn’-de-ton): The omission of conjunctions between clauses, often resulting in a hurried rhythm or vehement effect.
Run! Run! Run! Down! Down! Hurry! Run! Down! Hurry! 64 more words
6 days, 12 hours
Auxesis (ok-see’-sis): (1) Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force. In this sense, auxesis is comparable to climax and has sometimes been called 81 more words
1 week, 1 day
Bdelygmia (del-ig’-mi-a): Expressing hatred and abhorrence of a person, word, or deed.
Acronym: an alphabet compress pressed against the babble on. Acronym: what drips from brevity’s rotted gash. 28 more words
1 week, 4 days
Bomphiologia (bom-phi-o-lo’-gi-a): Exaggeration done in a self-aggrandizing manner, as a braggart.
I am the sparks in life’s fire.
I am the headless race car driver. 72 more words
1 week, 5 days
Brachylogia (brach-y-lo’-gi-a): The absence of conjunctions between single words. Compare asyndeton. The effect of brachylogia is a broken, hurried delivery.
Trust me. I am your ambulance. 74 more words
1 week, 6 days