A figure of speech based on inverted parallelism. It is a rhetorical figure in which two clauses are related to each other through a reversal of terms.
A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb. An independent, or main, clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. A dependent, or subordinate, clause cannot stand alone as a sentence and must be accompanied by an independent clause.
Slang or informality in speech or writing. Not generally acceptable for formal writing, they give a conversational tone.
A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
The non-literal, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning. Connotations may involve ideas, emotions, or attitudes
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.
Related to style, diction refers to writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.