harsh, awkward, or dissonant sounds used deliberately in poetry or prose; the opposite of euphony.
a word or phrase (including slang) used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing (y'all, ain't)
When the conjunctions (such as "and" or "but") that would normally connect a string of words, phrases, or clauses are omitted from a sentence
descriptive writing that greatly exaggerates a specific feature of a person's appearance or a facet of personality.
Writing that attempts to prove the validity of a point of view or an idea (debate, persuasionm rebutial)
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
usually in poetry but sometimes in prose; the device of calling out to an imaginary, dead, or absent person or to a place, thing, or personified abstraction Ex: "For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him." Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
A statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced. Words, phrases, clauses, or sentences set in deliberate contrast to one another. A species of parallelism, antithesis balances opposing ideas, feelings, tones, or structures, giving crisp expression to their pairing and heightening its effect.