The grammatical structure of prose and poetry.
a figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms. "jumbo shrimp" and "cruel kindness."
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row.
repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect. Opposite of anaphora.
The duplication, either exact or approximate, or any element of language, such as sound, word, phrase, clause, sentence, or grammatical pattern.
similarity in structure and syntax in a series of related words, phrases, clauses, sentences, or paragraphs that develops balance.
The reversal of normal word order
Commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words, speeds up flow of sentence. X, Y, Z as opposed to X, Y, and Z.
Deliberate use of many conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted.
the word, phrase, or clause that a pronoun refers to.
expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. Has both a subject and a verb.
does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence, even though it has a subject and a verb,
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
the presentation of two contrasting ideas. The ideas are balanced by phrase, clause, or paragraphs.