the omission of a word or phrase which is grammatically necessary but can be deduced for the context ("Some people prefer cats; others, dogs.")
a brief, pithy, and often paradoxical saying.
the persuasive appeal of one's character, or credibility
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
a sentence expressing strong feeling, usually punctuated with an exclamation mark
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, metaphor, imagery, etc.)
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
an expression in a given language that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of the words in the expression; or, a regional speech or dialect ("fly on the wall" "cut to the chase")
the use of figures of speech to create vivid images that appeal to one of the senses
A sentence that gives a command
a suggestion an author or speaker makes (implies) without stating it directly. NOTE: the author/sender implies; the reader/audience infers.
deriving general principles from particular facts or instances ("Every cat I have ever seen has four legs; cats are four-legged animals").
a conclusion one draws (infers) based on premises or evidence
A sentence that asks a question