When human qualities ar given to inanimate objects.
E.g.The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
The opposite or contrast of an opinion or idea.
E.g. My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
When opposite terms are put together.
E.g. Beautiful tyrant.
Mocking or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult.
E.g. Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen.
A figure of speech in which a part is used for a whole or a whole for a part.
E.g. An army for a soldier.
A deliberate exaggeration used for effect.
E.g. I had a ton of homework.
The deliberate repitition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
E.g."We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills" (Winston S. Churchill).
A unifying idea, image, or motif, repeated or developed throughout a work.
E.g. The them in Macbeth is that ambition can cause destruction if it goes unchecked by moral constraints.
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it.
E.g."He loves the bottle" meaning that he likes the content, not the bottle itself.
A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that is or may be true.
E.g."I know that I know nothing at all."
Words that sound what they mean.
A comnparison not using "like" or "as".
E.g. Her home was a prison.
Something that stands for something else.
E.g. The conch in The Lord of The Flies symbolizes order.
An emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.
E.g. You bloody pyscho, get out of here!