merism

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merism

(ˈmɛrɪzəm)
n
(Biology) the duplication of biological parts within an organism's structure
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In the person of the protagonist, words and deeds form an indivisible unity, a merismus (as Malcolm Read has argued in the case of the Cid).
heavens and earth" as merismus in Gen 1:1) that so transcends the old as to banish it from memory (v.
Since this diatribe contains allusions to other Akkadian literary works, it is tempting to see in this line an allusion to the epic, but perhaps an indirect one, as the elegant expansion of it seems out of keeping with the crabbed, repetitious style of this composition; in other words, the author took it from some unidentified source which may have had it from the epic, unless the epic line was a shortened version of the merismus and was also drawn from an unidentified source.
Merismus is another device, which consists of listing two things to include everything in a spectrum.