President John Kennedy said, “Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.”
Our ears heard it, but we could not believe our ears.
The theory sounds all wrong; but if the experiment is a success, I cant worry about theory.
“Next time there won’t be a next time.” (Phil Leotardo in The Sopranos)
To report that a raise in wages is still under discussion is to tell us that there is nothing to report.
Nothing is worse than doing nothing.
2 responses to “Rhetorical Device Epanalepsis”
Anyone wonder who comes up with the unpronounceable names for these pesky little rhetorical devices? Come on, epanalepsis? Even spell-check doesn’t recognize it. I can’t wait to throw it out at my next cocktail party: “Myrtle, darling, have you been caught using any epanalepses lately? No? Hmmm, you’re saying our ears heard it but we shouldn’t believe our own ears?” Thanks, Jules.
LOL…very funny. I do love those unpronounceable names that no one, including me, remembers.