Latin Devices

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metonomy

subsitution of one word for another which it suggests or with which it is closely associated

synchesis

two pairs of corresponding words arranged in ABAB order

triad

3 words or phrases that are a series of parallel items

ellipsis

omission of a word understood to be there which is necessary for the sentence

transferred epithet

adj that grammatically modifies one noun but in a sense could modify another noun or both

anaphora

the same word at the beginning of successive clauses

anastrophe

reverse of the typical order of two words

chiasmus

two adj-noun pairs of corresponding words arranged in ABBA order

hendiadys

one idea expressed through 2 nouns connected by a conjunction

alliteration

a series of words beginning w/ the same sound

framing

adj-noun pair that is grammatically placed around other words

synechtoche

subsitution of a word that represents a part of a whole

pleonasm

use of superfluous and redundant wording

juxtaposition

two grammatically unrelated words placed next to each other for emphasis to highlight or contrast

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