prozeugma prozeugma
 pro-zoog'-ma protozeugma, antezeugmenon, proepizeuxis
injunctum, praeiunctio
ringleader, ante-yoke

A series of clauses in which the verb employed in the first is ellided (and thus implied) in the others.

Her beauty pierced mine eye, her speech mine woeful heart, her presence all the powers of my discourse. —Puttenham

Vicit pudorem libido, timorem audacia, rationem amentia —Cicero

Related Figures
  Sources: Mosellanus ("prozeugma" "praeiunctio") a4r; Susenbrotus (1540) 26; Peacham (1577) K2v; Putt. (1589) 176 ("prozeugma," "the ringleader")

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