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Anamnesis

Also known as an'-am-nee'-sis from ana “again” and mimneeskein “to put in mind”recollectio, recordatio, remembrance

Calling to memory past matters. More specifically, citing a past author from memory.

Examples

Was it not Socrates who said the unexamined life is not worth living?

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Acknowledgement

The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” (www.rhetoric.byu.edu ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.