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Sarcasmos – Irony. The Expression of Thought in a form that naturally conveys its opposite.  807
(One of three classes of Eironeia. See also Antiphrasis and Permutatio.)

Scala – Repeated Anadiplosis, and may include Epanadiplosis.    256
(Also called Climax, Epiploce, Gradatio and Gradus.)

Schesis – A form of Prolepsis (Aperta).    981
(Also called Anaschesis, Anthypophora, Hypobole and Prosapodoton.)

– (Prosapodosis) A returning for repetition and explanation.    394
(Also called Diezeugmenon, Disjunctio, Redditio and Reditio.)

Semiduplex Oratio  Ellipsis of Repetition; (Complex).     4  110
Complex: where the two clauses are mutually involved, and the Ellipsis in the former clause is to be supplied from the latter, and at the same time an Ellipsis in the latter clause is to be supplied from the former.

– (Gnome)    778
(See also Chreia, Noema and Noemata.)

– (Dialogismos) Dialogue.     957
(See also Logismus.)

Significatio – Omission of the Conclusion.     165
(Also called Emphasis, Ratiocinatio and Syllogismus [Syllogism].)

Simile – A declaration that ONE thing resembles another. Comparison by Resemblance.      726

Simultaneum – A Parenthetic Insertion between the record of Two Simultaneous Events.   714

Solutum – Without Conjunctions.    137
(Also called Asyndeton, Asyntheton, Dialysis, Dialyton, Dissolutio, Epitrochasmos and Percursio.)

Somatopœia – Human Actions attributed to Things. Embodying.    868
(A form of Prosopopœia 861.)

Subcontinuatio – Parenthetic Addition by way of Statement thrown in, not complete in itself.
(Also called Epitrechon.)         472

Subjectio (Dianœa).  Animated dialogue.      959
(A form of Dialogismos. Also called Responsio.)

Subjunctio – The Repetition of the Same Word in the Same Sense.     189
(Also called Conduplicatio, Epizeuxis, Geminatio and Iteratio.)


Sumpēxis; σύμπηξις – Putting together, constructing, framing.
This is a figure discovered by Rev. Jon O. Nessle and wife Marcia Nessle, which they call “ Bookends ”.
See Repetitions: A Key to Understanding the Heart of Scripture, by Jon Nessle.
Similar, but not identical, to the figure Epanadiplosis 245.

Superlatio – When more is said than is literally meant.     423
(Also called Epauxesis, Hyperbole, Hyperoche and Hyperthesis.)

Suppositio – A different subject of thought substituted for the original subject.    681
(Also called Metallage and Materialis.)

Sustentatio – Addition Suspending the Conclusion, by way of Reasoning.     483
(Also called Creman and Exartesis.)

Syllepsis – (Rhetorical)  The Repetition of the Sense without the Repetition of the Word.    296
(Also called Synesis and Synthesis.)

– (Grammatical)  A change in the Ideas rather than in actual words, so that the concord is logical rather than grammatical.  701

– Omission of the Conclusion.     165
(Also called Emphasis, Ratiocinatio and Significatio.)

Symbol – A material Object substituted for a moral or spiritual Truth.    769

Symboulesis – An Appeal to others as having interests in Common.      968
(Also called Anacœnosis and Communicatio.)

Symperasma Concluding summary. Addition of Conclusion by way of a brief Summary.     468
(Also called Athrœsmos.)

Symploce – The Repetition of different Words in successive Sentences in the same Order and the same Sense.     297
(Also called Complexio and Complicatio. See also Cœnotes.)

Synantesis – The Repetition of the same Sentences or Phrases in Inverse Order.     348
(See also Epanodos and Antimetabole.)

Synathrœsmos – The Enumeration of the Parts of a Whole which has not been mentioned.  436
(Also called Aparithmesis, Congeries, Eirmos, Enumeratio and Syrmos. See also Merismus and Symperasma.)

Syncatabasis – The Ascribing of Human Attributes, etc., to God.     871
(Also called Anthropopatheia, Condescensio and Derech Benai Adam.)

Syncategorema – The position of One word changed so as to be set over against the Other.    699
(Also called Anastrophe, Inversio, Parallage and Trajectio. A kind of Hyperbaton.)

Synchysis – The placing of a Word out of its usual order in a Sentence.     694
(Also called Hyperbaton.)

Synchoresis – Making a Concession of one Point to gain another.     970
(Also called Concessio and Epichoresis.)

Syncrisis Repeated Simile. Repetition of a number of Resemblances.     734
(Also called Comparatio and Parathesis.)

– The exchange of one idea for another associated idea.     613
…..Synecdoche of the Genus  614
…..Synecdoche of the Species       623
…..Synecdoche of the Whole  635
…..Synecdoche of the  Part            640

Synesis – The Repetition of the Sense without the Repetition of the Word.   296
(Also called Syllepsis and Synthesis.)

Synezeugmenon – Joint yoke.  135
(Also called Adjunctum. See footnote page 135.)

Synœceiosis – The Repetition of the same Word in the same Sentence with an Extended Meaning.  (Also called Cohabitatio.)           294

Synonymia – The Repetition of Words similar in Sense, but different in Sound and Origin.   324

Synthesis – The Repetition of the Sense without the Repetition of the Word.    62     296
(Also called Syllepsis and Synesis. See also Ellipsis  62)

Syntheton A placing together of two words by usage. 
(See also Ellipsis  3   62)

Syrmos – The Enumeration of the Parts of a Whole which has not been mentioned.    436
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