enargia  enargia
 en-ar'-gi-a from Gk. enarges, "visible, palpable, manifest"
diatyposis, hypotyposis
demonstratio, descriptio

Generic name for a group of figures aiming at vivid, lively description.
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Related Topics of Invention

  • Subject and Adjuncts
    Since description typically takes the form of delineating the attributes of something, it thereby employs this topic of invention, by which one identifies the characteristics (or adjuncts) of a given subject.
  • Division
    Often description takes the form of dividing out and naming the parts of that which is described, and therefore this topic of invention is employed within descriptions.
See Also

  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.39.51 ("descriptio"); Quintilian 9.2.40-44 ("hypotyposis"); Aquila 2

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