A figure in which several things are mentioned that seem to make against the argument, or in favour of the opposite side, each of them being refuted in order.
He’d prepare a speech
A diatribe denouncing the kill
Full of hypoboles and second thoughts
Something so elaborate, so clever
He got confused half way through.
So he just pounced on his prey
Without waiting for the verdict.
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