|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Blount (1653) 17 ("division")|
|Synonyms||dialisis, divisio, the dismembrer|
1. To spell out alternatives, or to present either-or arguments that lead to a conclusion.
3. "to anatomize it into severall parts, and to examine it according to severall circumstances;" (Blount)
[For Definition #1]
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)
|Related Figures||Figures of Division|
|Last Editor||Mark Carter|