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Syncrisis

sin'-cri-sis / From Greek: syn, "with" and krinein, "to separate" ("to compare")

Comparison and contrast in parallel clauses.

Examples:

We support the victory; they decry the cost.

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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.