Examples of Aposiopesis
Post by nattttAposiopesis is a rhetorical device wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagination, giving an impression of unwillingness or inability to continue.
Posted on 2011-01-07 13:08:58
Examples of Aposiopesis in Literature, Poems & Poetry:
From Henry IV by William Shakespeare
Hotspur: O, I could prophesy,
But that the earthy and cold hand of death
Lies on my tongue. No, Percy, thou art dust,
And food for --------
Prince Hal: For worms, brave Percy.
From Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain:
"Well, I lay if I get ahold of you I"ll–."
From Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me,
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
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