Figure Name dialysis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Blount (1653) 17 ("division")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms dialisis, divisio, the dismembrer
Etymology None
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. To spell out alternatives, or to present either-or arguments that lead to a conclusion.
2. A synonym for asyndeton.

3. "to anatomize it into severall parts, and to examine it according to severall circumstances;" (Blount)


[For Definition #1]
If you remember it, I have said enough, if not, my words will not provoke you.

3. "He neither saved the young men, as pittying the unripe flower of their youth; nor aged men, as respecting their gravity; nor children, as pardoning their weakness; nor women, as having compassion on their Sex; Souldier, Clergyman, Citizen; armed or unarmed, resisting or submitting, all within the Town were destroyed by the fury of that bloody Executioner." (Blount)

Kind Of Opposition
Part Of
Related Figures Figures of Division
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Mark Carter
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No