systrophe systrophe
 si'-stro-fee from Gk. syn, "together" and strophe, "turning"

The listing of many qualities or descriptions of someone or something, without providing an explicit definition.
What [a] piece of work is a
man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in
form and moving, how express and admirable in
action, how like an angel in apprehension, how like a
god! the beauty of the world; the paragon of animals;
and yet to me what is this quintessence of dust?
—Shakespeare, Hamlet2.2.303-310
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