Definition of Merism

1. Noun. (literature rhetoric) Referring to something by its polar extremes. ¹



2. Noun. (literature rhetoric) Referring to something by a list of its parts. ¹

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Definition of Merism

1. repetition of parts [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merism

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merism (current term)
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Literary usage of Merism

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1. Mental Alchemy; a Treatise on the Mind, Nervous System, Psychology by B. Brown Williams (1852)
"Practice of Magnetism and Mes' merism—A Card—Dr. Esdale—>The Effects of these Conditions upon the System. THE state of the nervous system making the ..."

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