Figure Name hypozeuxis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Isidore 1.36.4; Mosellanus; Peacham (1593); Puttenham (1589) ("hypozeuxis," "the substitute")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms substitute
Etymology Gk. hypo, "slightly" and zeugma, "yoke"
Type None
Linguistic Domain Syntactic

1. Opposite of zeugma. Every clause has its own verb. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Hypozeuxis is a figure or forme of speech which joineth to everie thing a due verbe, which is the contrarie to Zeugma. (Peacham)


1. The Republicans filibustered, the Democrats snored, and the independents complained. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Such is mans depressed nature and perverse inclination, that taking away the use of government, every kind of evill shal quickly oppresse every part of goodnes, ambition shal strive for honor, pride shall disdaine obedience, malice proceede to murder, theft deprive true possessors, idlenes neglect labor, impietie scorne religion, and raging tumults violate peace, and turne a happie state into a miserable confusion, whereupon it insueth that open rebellion is raised, good men murdered, virgins defloured, holy places polluted, houses burned, cities defeaced, lawes despised, the whole earth confounded, and the omnipotent power of God either little regarded or utterly forgotten. (Peacham)

Kind Of Symmetry
Part Of
Related Figures syllepsis, ellipsis, parallelism, epizeugma, synzeugma, mesozeugma, prozeugm, diazeugma, figures of separation
Notes How is this a type of zeugma?
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes rm part of "zeugma". It is the opposite of zeugma. See definition of figure. -ark
Reviewed No