April 13, 2017 § 2 Comments
“Hypozeuxis” is an odd word. It showed up as the “Word of the Day” at Dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/hypozeuxis). Hypozeuxis is a rhetorical device. It when a writer (or speaker) uses a series of parallel clauses, each of which has its own subject and predicate.
The example in dictionary.com was from Julius Caesar:
“Veni, vidi, vici” or “I came; I saw; I conquered”
The Lord also uses this rhetorical device in the Heavenly Doctrines:
I am well aware of the fact that many people will say that nobody can possibly speak to spirits or angels as long as he is living in the body, and that many will call it delusion. Some will say that I have spread these ideas around so as to win people’s trust, while others will say something different again. But none of this deters me; for I have seen, I have heard, I have felt. (AC 68; Elliot)
nam vidi, audivi, sensi (AC 68; Latin)