What is a clever way to remember anthimeria and periphrasis?

1 Answer
Jan 30, 2018

In rhetoric, anthimeria, traditionally and more properly called antimeria - antí- "against, opposite" and méros- "part")

Ok, first think about its use,
It involves using one part of speech as another. So the word opposite comes to mind, even if a little.
Now divide the word anthi and meria.
Anti means opposite or against and it is already present in the word "anthi" and just try to remember the meria part.
Example of a use of anthimeria-
The clever man snaked its way out of the hassle.
We all know snake is a noun yet it is used as a verb in this sentence.

Periphrasis the use of separate words to express a grammatical relationship that is otherwise expressed by inflection, e.g. did go as opposed to went and more intelligent as opposed to cleverer.
Again break the word into peri and phrasis.

Phrase means a group of words without a finite verb and is readily present in phrasis and peri means near or around, so a group of words having the same or nearly same meaning is used to substitute another word in periphrasis. So it is easy to remember this way.