Figure Name proslepsis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Synonyms assumptio, circumductio, assumption
Etymology None
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

When paralipsis (stating and drawing attention to something in the very act of pretending to pass it over) is taken to its extreme. The speaker provides full details.


It would be unseemly for me to dwell on Senator Kennedy's drinking or womanizing, or to call your attention to the recent scandal regarding the purported rape at Au Bar where, some have said, he has passed the torch of alcoholism and womanizing to a new generation

Kind Of Opposition
Part Of
Related Figures paralipsis
Confidence Confident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
Confidence Confident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly