Figure Name apocarteresis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Peacham (1593)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms tollerantia
Etymology Gk. apo “away from” and karteresis “patient endurance”
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Casting of all hope away from one thing and placing it on another source altogether. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Apocarteresis in latine Tollerantia, is a forme of speech by which the speaker signifieth that he calleth away all hope concerning some thing, & turneth it another way. (Peacham)


2. An example of Job in these words: “He hath destroied me on every side, and I am gone, and he hath removed mine hope like a tree.” Job.19.10 Job in these words signifieth that he hath no more hope of worldly prosperitie and comfort, and therefore he turneth the eye of his hope to heaven, saying: “I know that my redeemer liveth, & c.” verse 28. Whereby he comforteth himself ye better to indure & suffer so great and heavy a burthen of misery. (Peacham)

2. Ezechias despairing of life, turneth himself to praier and weeping. Esa.; 8.2. (Peacham)

2. Let the widow weepe, and the fatherlesse children lament: Let kinffolke sorrow, and friendes mourne, yet cannot all this prevaile, for he is gone, and cannot be called againe, his absence must needs be suffered, when his presence cannot be redeemed, and therefore thinke on men that live, and let the dead rest. (Peacham)

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Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
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