Figure Name aggregatio
Source De Mille (1882) ("collectio," "aggregatio")
Earliest Source
Synonyms collectio
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

5. Sometimes the particulars introduced are not actually a part of the subject, but are suggested by it, and are set forth in order. This is called "collectio," and also "aggregatio," and may be defined as an orderly array of particulars, which, though disconnected among themselves, are yet suggested by the subject:
"Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures,
While the landscape round it measures-
Russet lawns, and fallows gray,
Where the nibbling flocks do stray;
Mountains, on whose barren breast
The laboring clouds do often rest;
Meadows trim with daisies pied,
Shallow brooks, and rivers wide;
Towers and battlements it sees
Bosom'd high in tufted trees,
Where perhaps some beauty lies,
The cynosure of neighboring eyes." (De Mille)


1. In this accumulation of particulars, the details, though disconnected, are set forth in an orderly manner.
"A royalist, a republican, and an emperor: a Mohammedan, a Catholic and a patron of the synagogue; a traitor and a tyrant; a Christian and an infidel, he was through all his vicissitudes the same stern, impatient, inflexible original." - CHARLES PHILLIPS. (De Mille)

Kind Of Repetition
Part Of
Related Figures accumulatio
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Samantha Price
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