Ordering of words in a sentence; i describes sentence structure.
The manner of expression. It describes how the author uses language to get his or her point across.
The attitude, mood, or sentiments revealed by the style.
Point of view
The stance revealed by the style and the tone of the writing.
The stylistic devices an author uses to appeal successfully to a specific audience and is usually persuasive in nature.
An appeal to reason and logic.
An appeal to the speaker's credibility.
An appeal to the emotions, values, or desires of the audience.
Figurative language that is used to convey a sensory perception.
Overstatement or exaggeration; it is the use of figurative language that significantly exaggerates the facts for effect.
Figurative language that presents the facts in a way that makes them appear much less significant than they really are.
A comparison between two unlike objects, in which the two parts are connected with a term such as like or as.
A simile without a connecting term such as like or as.
Metaphor that lasts for longer than just one phrase or sentence.
A word that represents something other than itself.
A word's primary or literal significance.
The vast range of other meanings that a word suggests.
An apparent contradiction of terms.
An apparent contradiction of ideas or statements and, therefore, is closely related to the oxymoron.
The figurative device in which inanimate objects or concepts are given human qualities.
A question whose answer is obvious; these types of questions do not need to be answered - and usually aren't.
Language that is overly rhetorical (pompous), especially when considered in context.
A play on words.
One term is substituted for another term with which it is closely associated.
A form of metonymy that's restricted or cases where a part is used to signify the whole.
A general idea contained in a text.
A concise, pithy statement of an opinion or a general truth.
The unintentional use of a word that resembles the word intended but that has a very different meaning.
Talking around a subject and word.
A word or words that are used to avoid employing an unpleasant or offensive term.
The process of stating something but meaning the opposite of what is stated.
Verbal irony used with the intent to injure.
A situation that runs contrary to what was expected.
Something is portrayed in a way that's deliberately distorted to achieve comic effect.