Definition of Epitasis

Epitasis is the addition of a concluding part to a discourse intended to sum up and amplify that earlier stated. This figure is the precise opposite of anesisOpens in new window.

A Notable Example
  • Tomorrow we water the plants, the whole garden.
Further Readings:
Gideon O. Burton, Silva Rhetoricae | EpitasisOpens in new window
Gregory T. Howard, Dictionary Of Rhetorical Terms | EpetasisOpens in new window