Scesis Onomaton

An Introduction to Scesis Onomaton

Scesis Onomaton is a syntactic scheme where the sentence is made up only of nounsOpens in new window and adjectivesOpens in new window (or sometimes with prepositions) as modifiers. In scecis onomaton, the syntax structure is without verbsOpens in new window.

It also refers to the use of synonymous words to elaborate upon a single idea, of which the idea is lavished with great emphasis.

A Notable Example of Scesis Onomaton
  • A man faithful in friendship, prudent in counsels, virtuous in conversation, gentle in communication, learned in all liberal sciences, eloquent in utterance, comely in gesture, an enemy to naughtiness, and a lover of all virtue and godliness.
  • —Peacham
Further Readings:
Silva Rhetoricae, Figures | Scesis OnomatonOpens in new window