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Where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group.
Figure of speech whereby the author refers to a subject such as a place, event, or literary way by way of a passing reference.
Helps to establish a relationship based on similarities between two concepts/ideas.
When a noun or word is followed by another noun or phrase that renames or identifies it.
an outrageous exaggeration used for effect
Figure of speech that compares two things without using like or as.
Use of words whose sound suggests their
meaning- like whir, buzz, pop, and sizzle.
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
A repetition of sentences using the same structure
referring to the practice of drawing parallels or comparisons between two unrelated and dissimilar things
Drawing attention to a fact that is already obvious and noticeable
Repeating of a word for emphasis
Term used when a speaker directly addresses someone or something that isn't present in the poem
A figure of speech in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
Is self evident, and used for style as an impressive persuasive device
Deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect
Is a figure in rhetoric, in which, not being able to answer the accusation of an adversary, a person instead makes a counter-allegation or a counteracting on opponents proposal with an opposing proposition.
Opposite, in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect
Figure of speech wherein a speaker purports or expresses doubt or perplexity regarding a question (often feigned), and asks the audience how he ought to proceed
Used to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases, and in the sentence, yet maintain grammatical accuracy.
Using a comparatively milder or less abrasive form of a negative description of its original, unsympathetic form
Saying little to nothing about a certain subject
Part is made to represent the whole *vice versa
Coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve artistic affect.
Appeals to emotions
Appeals to credibility or knowledge
Appeal to logic