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expression of doubt (often feigned) by which a speaker appears uncertain as to what he should think, say, or do.
a suddent urn from the general audience to address a specific group or person or personified abstraction absent or present
two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b), but in inverted order (a-b-b-a)
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
two different words linked to a verb or an adjective which is strictly appropriate to only one of them
a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
a logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, then attacking an opponent's position
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