auxesis


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auxesis

[‚ȯg′zē·səs]
(physiology)
Growth resulting from increase in cell size.
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Auxesis, even more strictly a term antithetical to meiosis, entails a heightening of language, and Carlin ridicules its use in the social arena.
If one examines other specimens of Homeric encomia or even works which are not formally encomia but contain encomiastic elements one can see the general strategies that Dio had available to him (amplification, auxesis, of the topic of praise introduced at the beginning of the speech).
By examining the patterns of auxesis and meiosis we expect to reach a better understanding of the nature and usage of hyperbole in discourse.
Like any catalogue of heroes, this passage serves the function of auxesis and marks as a person of fame and splendor the king around whom such a glorious retinue has gathered.
24-34, for his criticisms of the theorists' lack of precision, such as their confusion of auxesis with gradatio, or climax.
4) Lysias 489b3-13: Lysias' skill at auxesis (= Ofenloch Fr.
10) On the need for such auxesis in this kind of asyndetic tricolon cf.