epanorthosis


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epanorthosis

(ɪˌpænɔːˈθəʊsɪs)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric the almost immediate replacement of a preceding word or phrase by a more correct or more emphatic one, as for example in thousands, nay, millions
[C16: from Greek: correction, from epi- + ana- + orthos straight]
ˌepanorˈthotic adj

epanorthosis

a rhetorical device in which something just said is repeated and stronger or more apt words are substituted.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

epanorthosis

The immediate replacement, in order to achieve an effect of stress, of one word or phrase by another that is considered more correct.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epanorthosis - immediate rephrasing for intensification or justification; "Seems, madam! Nay, it is"
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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The key rhetorical figure Beckett employs in producing a self-differentiating work is epanorthosis, a form of repetition in which clauses are restated but modified as the narrative constantly rewrites itself, as in the famous stuttering formulation from the end of The Unnamable: "You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on" (96).
Wasser rejects allegorical interpretations of the works and presents epanorthosis, a figure associated with a going-back and undoing, in their stead.
Here, however, through an epanorthosis, the narrative movement from es to puede ser signals two juxtaposed but linked concepts separated only by the temporal process of reading that moves from one to the other.