The Daily Trope
Cataphasis (kat-af’-a-sis): A kind of paralipsis in which one explicitly affirms the negative qualities that one then passes over.
“Once again, right here, tonight, live on CNN, I am… 137 more words
1 day, 14 hours
Cataplexis (kat-a-pleex’-is): Threatening or prophesying payback for ill doing.
You left me stranded in the twilight zone somewhere between fire and ice, sugar and spice, nothing good and nothing nice. 53 more words
2 days, 15 hours
Charientismus (kar-i-en-tia’-mus): Mollifying harsh words by answering them with a smooth and appeasing mock.
Sorry! I try my best to do my best to please you, and… 50 more words
3 days, 13 hours
Chiasmus (ki-az’-mus): 1. Repetition of ideas in inverted order. 2. Repetition of grammatical structures in inverted order (not to be mistaken with antimetabole, in which identical words are repeated and inverted). 67 more words
1 week, 2 days
Chronographia (chro-no-graph’-i-a): Vivid representation of a certain historical or recurring time (such as a season) to create an illusion of reality. A kind of enargia… 67 more words
1 week, 3 days
Climax (cli’-max): Generally, the arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of increasing importance, often in parallel structure.
Morning arrives and I hear your name. 78 more words
1 week, 4 days
Colon (ko’-lon): Roughly equivalent to “clause” in English, except that the emphasis is on seeing this part of a sentence as needing completion, either with a second 94 more words