pathopoeia


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pathopoeia

a speech, figure of speech, or rhetorical device aimed to stimulate the passions.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Passion is speaking," this prosopopeia lurks behind the criticism of the "new rhetoricians," making it (to use a term revived by recent criticism), a pathopoeia.
The highly expressive nature of these two movements arises in part from a repetition of certain intervals "of the type sometimes found in discussion of [such] musico-rhetorical figures as pathopoeia (affective minor seconds) and saltus duriusculus (larger chromatic intervals)" (p.
Devices related to the appeal to emotions include cohortatio, commiseratio, indignatio, excuscitatio, pathopoeia.
Largely derived from rhetorical theory (probably from Melanchthon, via Lucas Lossius), terms such as hypallage, hypotyposis, parrhesia, pathopoeia, and syncope are used to describe musical procedures, not always in a way one would expect from the rhetorical analogue (indeed, in some cases Burmeister even changed his mind between treatises).
Harmony and other contextual elements make certain half-steps expressive, but it does not follow that the half-step in the main theme of the Art of Fugue is in itself an instance of pathopoeia.