La Digression

Some articles on digression:

... Digression (parekbasis in Greek, egressio, digressio and excursion in Latin) is a section of a composition or speech that is an intentional change of subject ... Classical rhetoric since Corax of Syracuse, especially in Institutio Oratoria of Quintilian, the digression was a regular part of any oration or composition ... discourse should have five sections prelude, narration, argumentation, digression and conclusion ...

Famous quotes containing the word digression:

    The more learned a writer, the more digression beckons him.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)