|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Peacham (1593)|
|Etymology||from Gk. oneidizo "to reproach"|
1. Reproaching someone for being impious or ungrateful. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. Onedismus called of the Latines Exprobratio, is a form of speech by which the speaker upbraideth his adversary of ingratitude, and impietie. (Peacham)
2. An apt example of this figure Virgil hath elegantly expressed by Dido Queene of Carthage, upbraiding Aeneas with the great and manifold benefites which he had received of her, and accusing him of unkindnesse & cruelty now purposed toward her, and by comparing these together she increaseth her wrath & in the middest of her flaming furie the bursteth forth and exclaimeth against him thus:
No Goddess never was thy Dam, nor thou of Dardans kinde.
|Related Figures||figures of exclamation|
|Last Editor||Ashley Rose Kelly|