A direct express to an absent person, inanimate object, or abstract quality. (ie death) Usually used to give vent or to display intense emotion, which can no longer be held back.
a rhetorical term demonstrated when a question is raised and then immediately answered by the asker.
A question asked for effect rather than information, usually implying a strong affirmation or denial.
Emphasize a verb by putting it at the end of a sentence, use inversion, adjective after the noun.
Linking two or more parts of speech by another part of speech. For example, one verb with multiple subjects.
A combination of anaphora and epistrophe. Powerful use of repetition to make an important point.
Repeating the same words at the beginning and end of a sentence. It can be used to reveal a truth, and then make a connection to an important context.
Breaking off of a thought, used to show that the speaker cannot continue due to overwhelming passion.
Repetition of the last word from the previous line, clause, etc.Used to put focus on the author's train of thought.