In the latter passage, the mute figure of Reconciliation (Diallage) appears as a symbol of the cessation of hostilities not only between the Athenian women and their husbands, but also between Athenians and Peloponnesians.
Toward the end of Lysistrata, the mute figure of Diallage ('Reconciliation') (19) appears as a symbol (20) of the cessation of hostilities not only between the Athenian women and their husbands, but also between Athenians and Peloponnesians.
Stroup (2004:66) argues that '[...] the pornified pimping of the nude Diallage [...] both reinstates male occupation of Greek topography and [...] resolves the gender balance in terms of the vocal, discriminating, and active male and the silent, accessible, and nearly passive female'.
The Diallage passage abounds with anatomical-geographical allusions that reflect the realpolitik of 411 BC Stroup (2004:67) calls this 'a bawdy and strangely colonial sexualisation of geographical territory'.
In Lysistrata, (17) staged after the Sicilian expedition and the ensuing catastrophe of the Athenian fleet, peace is replaced by reconciliation (diallage), as the result of the women's sex strike and their seizing of the Acropolis.
Dicaeopolis and Trygaeus are rejuvenated by the end of the play and celebrate their victory with sexual indulgence; sex confirms peace and the fulfillment of their plan, (34) while the female body (Opora, Diallage) heals the trauma of the war.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is an extended exemplification of antirrhesis but it is, as well, extended consummatio (diallage
), a bringing together of several arguments to establish a single point: his sanity.
At the same time, Satan's use of diallage
and other devices encourages the student to realize the extent to which rhetorical persuasiveness and stylistic eloquence are not - and have never been - solely the province of benevolent men and women seeking to bring about good, but that the wicked can use the power of rhetoric for evil ends.