My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

24 August 2006

Words I had to look up up while studying today

Panegyric: a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.

Litotes: A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite (i.e., this isn't a bad blog at all).

As in, this litotical pangeryic is not a little great. Got that?

1 comment:

LinF said...

Don't you just love words! I play Literati at yahoo addictively and love writing...words are awesome!