Rhetorical Devices Epitasis and Anesis

Epitasis is the addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification.


Eat your sandwich. All of it.girls study rhetorical devices

Anesis is the opposite of epitasis. It adds a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what was said previously.


The little dog is cute and obedient. That said, he smells like a polluted mud flat at low tide on a hot afternoon.

The employee was smart, efficient, and generous. However, his temper was off the charts.


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3 responses to “Rhetorical Devices Epitasis and Anesis

  1. I love your mini tutorials. Information in small bites is sometimes easier to remember.


  2. ladywinfred

    I agree with Ms. Royce. I’m not sure I’ll remember the name of the rhetorical device, but I’ll darned sure remember the impact it carries. Thanks again, Julaina.


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