kom-mun-i-ka'-ti-o L. “sharing, deliberating with the audience”

In general, to include one's audience overtly in a discourse. A term that comprises several more specific ones.
  This may mean addressing one's opponent, the judges of a case, or the general auditors of a speech.
Related Figures
  • anacoenosis
    Asking the opinion or judgment of the judges or audience.
  • anthypophora
    To ask and immediately answer one's own questions.
  • apostrophe
    Turning one's speech from one audience to another.
  • epitrope
    A figure in which one turns things over to one's hearers, either ironically, or in such a way as to suggest a proof of something without having to state it.
  • inter se pugnantia
    Using direct address to reprove someone before an audience.
  • sermocinatio
  • synchoresis
    Placing, with confidence, one's case in the hands of the judge, one's adversary, or the people.
  • Figures of Speech and Audience
See Also

  Sources: Cicero De Or. 3.53.204; Melanch. IR c8r ("communicatio" "anacoenosis")

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