something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
the reversal of the normal order of words
breaking off in the middle of a sentence (as by writers of realistic conversations)
the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
lack of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses or words
inversion in the second of two parallel phrases
a statement that has two meanings, one of which is dirty or vulgar
omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier
understatement for emphasis
comparison not using like or as
comparision that starts int eh title and run all through the poem
comparison that is implied and not stated directly
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
(logic) a self-contradiction
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
emphasizing a point by seeming to pass over it.
comparison using like or as
a question asked for an effect, not actually requiring an answer
refers to part as the whole thing or vice versa
in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word.
use of a word with two others, with each of which it is understood differently