Figure Name antisagoge
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Peacham (1593); Melanch. IR d2v ("anthypophora" "obiectio" antisagoge")
Earliest Source None
Etymology Gk. anti, "against, instead" eis, "in" and agein, "to lead, bring" ("a bringing in instead")
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Making a concession before making one's point (paromologia). (Silva Rhetoricae)

1. Using a hypothetical situation or a precept to illustrate antithetical alternative consequences, typically promises of reward and punishment. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Antisagoge is a forme of speech by which the Orator joyneth to a precept, of vertue, a promise of reward, and to the contempt of a precept, he denounceth a punishment. (Peacham)


1. Yes, it is most difficult to learn languages, but most necessary. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. “If thou shalt obey the voyce of ye Lord thy God, and observe and do all his commandements, which I command thee this day, then the Lord thy God wil set thee on hye above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon thee & c.” Deu.28.1.2. “But if thou wilt not obey the voyce of ye Lord thy God, to keepe and do all his commandements, and his ordinances, which I command thee this day, then all these curses shal come upon thee and overtake thee, & c.” Vers.15.16. (Moses in Peacham)
2. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
—Deuteronomy 30:15-19

Kind Of Symmetry
Part Of
Related Figures paromologia, figures of moderation
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
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