|Source||Bullinger (487, 960); Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); De Mille (1882); Bullinger (1898) ("affirmatio; or, affirmation")|
1. A general figure of emphasis that describes when one states something as though it had been in dispute or in answer to a question, though it has not been. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. 387. ASSERTION.
3. Spontaneous Affirmation. Affirmation becomes a Figure when it is used otherwise than in answer to a question; or, instead of a bare statement of the fact. It emphasizes the words thus to affirm what no one has disputed. (Bullinger, 929)
2. "This embargo must be repealed. You cannot enforce it for any important period of itme longer." -JOSIAH QUINCEY. (De Mille)
3. The Apostle uses it in Phil. 1:18, "What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice." (Bullinger, 929)
|Notes||Not sure about the Type Of classification here. -- Allan McDougall|
|Last Editor||Ioanna Malton|