Rhetoric -> Gestalt. Figure of Thought. Law of Closure (Follows)

Learning Rhetoric *and* Gestalt simultaneously. If this formats ok on Facebook, it will be a number of posts.


Catacosmesis, Ordo Ordering words from greatest to least in dignity, or in correct order of time, e.g. “breakfast, lunch, dinner”
Climax, Gradatio The arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of increasing importance
Dialysis, Divisio Spelling out alternatives or either-or arguments to conclude, e.g. “To avoid imbalance, either pull here or push there”
Distributio Assigning roles among, or specifying the duties of, a list of people
Ecphonesis, Exclamatio Emotional exclamation, e.g. “For goodness’ sake!”
Elenchus A logical refutation or cross-examination (as in Socrates’ irony or pars destruens)
Elimination, Expeditio After enumerating all possibilities by which something could have occurred, all but one are eliminated
Epilogus, Conclusio Providing an inference of what is likely to follow, e.g. “as shown in detail later on, these events are likely to bode well”
Eutrepismus, Ordinatio Numbering and ordering the parts under consideration, e.g. “First we open this, secondly that, third the eye”
Hyperbaton, Transgressio Adding a word or thought to a sentence that is semantically complete, thus emphasising the addition
Merismus, Distributio The dividing of a whole into its parts
Pleonasm, Superabundantia Use of more words in a sentence than is necessary semantically, typically a vice
Proechtesis, Expositio When, in conclusion of a series of observations, a justifying reason is provided
From: A classification of classics. Gestalt psychology and the tropes of rhetoric, Giorgio Baruchello


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