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figure of speech in which the speaker addresses someone absent as if he or she were present or an inanimate object as if it could reply
balance of similar words, phrases, or clauses; the phrases are the same length and have the same structure
unusual focus placed on intellectualism, theology, philosophy, science, and astronomy
comparison where the subject is compared to something that he/ she/ it would never normally be associated with
"gentlemen" in the early sense who owned extensive land in the form of estates; their sole job was to manage the land and support their family
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