Hamilton: Periphrasis is a type of Euphemism

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Periphrasis according to Hamilton allows a narrator to use their vocabulary to its fullest extent.  The man died, and he passed away, and he went on, and he bought the farm, and he is poking up daisys, and he is an angel.  All say the same thing, but the repetition is not there.

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Erica Gearhart said:

I really like your explanation of "periphrasis." It is really simple, yet the example is creative and easy to understand. I had not seen this literary term in our readings, so I'm glad you found it because I had no idea what it was until now.

Jenna said:

I did the same term. I used the example of “passed away” meaning “died.” I like your other examples, too.

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