Figure Name alleotheta
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Peacham (1577) H3r; JG Smith (1665)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms allotheta, alloeosis, alloiosis, enallage
Etymology from Gk. allothen “from another place” and theteuo “to work for”
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Morphological

Substitution of one case, gender, mood, number, tense, or person for another.


Each of the students should bring their notebook. (Through alleotheta, the word "their" has been substituted for the more traditional but non-inclusive possessive pronoun, "his.")

Kind Of Omission
Part Of
Related Figures Figures of Substitution, enallage, antiptosis
Notes I'm not sure what I think of this example--esp considering it's such a modern example of an ancient greek term. The Type Of strikes me as Substitution--didn't that used to be an option?
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Nike Abbott
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
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