the suggesting of a word's meaning apart from it's denotation.
something significant referred to in another text (the literal or dictionary definition of a word).
style of speaking or writing or word choice
the study of the formation of a grammatical sentence in a language (sentence structure).
repeating similar grammatical structures to give writing rhythm.
a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases.
two or more sentences, phrases or clauses of equal length and similar structure.
a contrast of strongly opposed ideas placed side by side.
governs two words but may only logically apply to one.
an effect created by change of mood from abstract to ridiculous either intended or not.
conjunctions are omitted purposefully from related clauses.
lots of conjunctions in one sentence all together (and...and...and...).
when a point is stressed that it is to obvious and well-known to mention (not to mention...).
when you have a letter or sound repeating at the beginning of a word.
matching vowel sounds (too cool for school...).
matching consonant sounds (bipity bopity...).
sounds (bam! zoom! wham!).
repetition of a phrase at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases or sentences.
repetition of a word, usually the last word in phrase or clause, at the beginning of the next ("rely on his honor--honor such as his?").
the repetition of a word at the end of two successive clauses or phrases.
comparison without "like" or "as"
comparison with "like" or "as"
applying human characteristics to not live things.
directing speech to someone who isn't there.
when you say one thing but mean another.
noun, that isn't called by it's own name but rather by something associated with it. (all HANDS on deck...)
an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary. (double negative)
a subject sensation or image of a sense other than the one being stimulated. (a loud color)
two contradicting words.
a contradictory statement that reveals an unexpected meaning or truth.
the introduction of words or new senses of words.
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking or the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
a mild or less harsh word for one that is blunt/harsh.
taking a specific idea and inferring a more broad idea.
taking a broad idea and inferring a specific one.
a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and minor premise and a conclusion. (a=b, b=c so c=a.)
a=b;b=c so a=t. (like syllogism, but with a completely separate conclusion.)
the speed at which the story progresses based on dialog descriptions, flashbacks, etc.
big metaphor/social commentary
alludes to a different text.
when it discretely says what happens later in the story.
the feeling of the writing.
the way the piece is written.
a concise and often witty statement of wisdom or opinion. (people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones)
a perfect example.
a word or phrase used in casual conversation. (gonna, y'all, wanna...)