Repeated use of one word as different parts of speech - please please me Talk the talk One small step for "a" man giant step for mankind
A union of opposites into a pleasing whole For better for worse You're up then you're down
Don't say what you're talking about just its parts Night and day (all the time) Better or worse (all the time) Man and woman (people)
One sense is described in terms of another Smelled like victory
Silence often represented by ... Because 1) can't go on 2) don't need to go on 3) want to leave them laughing When in Rome...
Odd syntax - word order IAO never other way tit for tat not tat for tit On play Out look! "This is the kind of English up with which I will not put" Churchill
Repetition of last word in one clause as first word of the next Yoda: fear leads to anger, anger leads to hatred, hatred leads to suffering
Big sentence not "complete" until the end "Every breath you take, every move you make... I'll be watching you"-Police
Natural way of speaking. Plain English. It's one sentence. Then it's another sentence. It's direct.
Using lots of conjunctions. And this, and that, and everything.
No conjunctions " Take, eat, this is my body" -Christ
Long, complicated sentences. Unnatural in spoken English- makes prose "civilized"
Word or phrase repeated after interruption "Bond, James Bond" "Run Forest, run" " Alone, alone, all all alone" Coleridge "To be or not to be"
A question that requires no answer "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
Rhetorical question immediately answered aloud "Can I kick it? Yes, you can"
Making you answer a series of rhetorical questions to which they already know answer belittles you and asserts authority over you "Is there a reason you were speeding? Do you think the limit doesn't apply to you?"
Asking a question when you really don't know the answer Will you still love me tomorrow"
Tricky term because you can't know what author intended. Law and order Noisy city vs noise and the city
End each sentence /clause/paragraph with the same word.
Pattern of three (that you can often break for effect) It's a bird. It's a plane. It's superman. Eat, drink, and be merry Father, son, a holy ghost
One word used in incongruous ways. "Blow your nose not your mind"
Two clauses that are grammatically parallel and structurally the same. Roses are red. Violets are blue.
Deliberate grammatical mistake. Listen Kurtz-he dead.-Conrad Hope springs eternal in the human breast-Pope
Repeat a word immediately in exactly the same sense. Location, location, location.
Using opposites to make a point. Sound of silence First shall be last Cruel to be kind
Careful artificial symmetry. Inversion of the words gives inversion of thought too. Tea for two two for tea Judge not, that Ute be not judged
Sentence so wrong that it's right Speak daggers. Lay a whisper on my pillow.
Understatement by negative. She's not uncommon. It's not impossible
Physical representation becomes the thing. The suits make decisions. Fight for the crown.
Part is for the whole. Going to jump in my wheels. Face that launched a thousand ships
Adjective applied too the wrong noun. Smoked a nervous cigarette. Clumsy helmets. Plods his weary way. The most unkindest cut off all.
Unnecessary words. Repeating the same thing. Dearly beloved Gathered together Join together Fall down A rose is a rose is a rose
Circulatory and continuation. The king is dead, long live the king. Nothing comes of nothing.
Something that is impossible. Pigs will fly Hell will freeze over Blood from a stone
Using a pronoun before the noun. They **** you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.-larkin
List of adjectives or nouns
Leaving out the verb. Space: the final frontier. London: the eternal city.
Repetition of the same (s) If... If... If Kipling We shall fight we shall fight them... Churchill
Concluding part of a speech. Highly rhetorical speech