paromologia

paromology, paromologia

a concession made by a speaker to an opponent in order to strengthen his own position. — paromologetic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Far more obtrusive is Sidney's deployment of schematic figures, such as climax in the first four lines of the opening poem, or the oxymoron of the second line, or the more extended figures of reasoning such as paromologia or concessio in sonnet 5.
On the other hand, many of the names for the rhetorical figures are more likely to be found in the ancient texts, so I propose that Poe--who was, remember, classically trained--could have picked up such terms as paradiastole, paromologia, and praeparatio from them.