How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Anabasis is stepwise increasing of sense or emphasis in each phrase or sentence.
We must respond. We must fight! We must overcome this evil enemy!!
Are you there? I can hear you! There -- I see you!!
Good, better, best!
Anabasis uses the recency principle, where we remember best that which is said last or most recently. Spoken as a rising crescendo, it can also give power to the conclusion of a paragraph or speech.
Anabasis can be used to show growing confidence, perhaps as a speaker is encouraged by positive responses to earlier but weaker assertions.
Anabasis is the opposite of catabasis, which is a stepwise decreasing of emphasis.
Anabasis is Greek for 'ascent' or 'going up'.