epanodos


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epanodos

(ɛˈpænədɒs)
n
(Rhetoric) a return to main theme after a digression
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Noun1.epanodos - recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order)
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
recap, recapitulation, review - a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
2.epanodos - repetition of a group of words in reverse order
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
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2) (from otter) Epanodos is an ancient rhetorical device in which the parts of a sentence or clause are repeated in reverse order to emphasize a point.
Another text has a similar homiletic effect through its combination of the ancient rhetorical device of epanodos, a figure of speech in which the parts of a sentence or clause are repeated in inverse order.
To this end, the closing chapters of the book meticulously catalog Hobbes's employment in the Leviathan of the tropes of irony, sarcasm, aestismus (inherently ambiguous descriptions of adversaries), and diasyrmus (likening one argument to another of patent absurdity), as well as a host of figures of speech, principally antithesis, epanaphora, dubitatio, epanodos, percontatio, apodioxis, meiosis, litotes, and tapinosis.