Figure Name ominatio
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Etymology None
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain

A prophecy of evil.


Fool:When priests are more in word than matter;
When brewers mar their malt with water;
When nobles are their tailors' tutors;
No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors;
Then shall the realm of Albion
Come to great confusion.
—Shakespeare, King Lear 3.2.80-86

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures cataplexis, figures of pathos
Notes Not sure about 'Type Of'. Entered by Nayoung.
Confidence Confident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
Confidence Confident
Editorial Notes Randy reviewed.
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly