|The dividing of a whole into its parts.|
provides this example. If one begins with a sentence,
"The house was outrageously plucked down." One can through merismus obtain:
"They first undermined the ground fills, they beat down the walls, they unfloored the lofts, they untiled it and pulled down the roof."
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|Sources:||Day 1599 97 ("merismus," "distributio"); Putt. (1589) 230 ("merismus," "the distributor")|