The Daily Trope
Synecdoche (si-nek’-do-kee): A whole is represented by naming one of its parts (or genus named for species), or vice versa (or species named for genus). 50 more words
1 week ago
Synonymia (si-no-ni’-mi-a): In general, the use of several synonyms together to amplify or explain a given subject or term. A kind of repetition that adds emotional force or intellectual clarity. 89 more words
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Synthesis (sin’-the-sis): An apt arrangement of a composition, especially regarding the sounds of adjoining syllables and words.
I struggle every day with this traumatic century. And sleep comes hard. 138 more words
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Syntheton (sin’-the-ton): When by convention two words are joined by a conjunction for emphasis.
Eggs and bacon
United on a plate.
White and yellow embryos and strips of pinkish flesh. 40 more words
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Synzeugma (sin-zoog’-ma): That kind of zeugma in which a verb joins (and governs) two phrases by coming between them. A synonym for mesozeugma.
The tide went out, and the bottle with a message, a brief ditatribe on fate and hope and coconuts. 90 more words
3 weeks ago
Systrophe (si’-stro-fee): The listing of many qualities or descriptions of someone or something, without providing an explicit definition.
Slumped in the sticky slurry. Sick on the pavement–bluish red. 66 more words
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Tapinosis (ta-pi-no’-sis): Giving a name to something which diminishes it in importance.
So, when is the Volkscheater diesel emissions scandal going to settle? When the fat lady chokes? 16 more words
3 weeks, 5 days ago