a short, astute statement of a general truth or moral principle.
a general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying
ex) concealed knowledge is buried treasure
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
ex) A fool and his money will soon part.
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
ex) wardrobe malfunction or substituting the word "marginalize" for "kill"
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
ex) For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out rushed Mary.")
Repetition of words in succussive clauses in reverse grammatical order ("You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.")