Figure Name excitatio
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms egersis
Etymology from L. excitare, "to excite"
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

To excite an audience, especially out of a stupor or boredom. Kinds of excitatio include an acclamatio, an invocation, a digression affirming, denying, or prohibiting something, or a simple admonishment not to sleep.


Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures figures of pathos, figures of refutation
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
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