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Syntax english final
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the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or line.
a drop, often sudden and unexpected, from a dignified or important idea or situation to a trivial one or a descent from something sublime to something ridiculous
opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
the deliberate omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses.
two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b) but in inverted order (a-b-b-a)
arrangement of words in order of ascending power
the act of making equal in a compound sentence
reversal of normal word order for emphasis
a type of sentence in which the main clause is followed by subordinate clauses or phrases that supply addition detail. a work containing this type of sentence often seem informal, relaxed, and conversational.
similarity of structure in pair or series of related words, phrases or clauses.
a sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end, usually preceded by subordinate clauses or phrases.
the presence of more conjugations than normal
the recurrence of exact words or phrases for effect
a question that does not expect an answer, but is posed for effect.
the act of placing in, or occupying, a less equal position in a sentence.
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