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Rhetorical Figures in Sound, from American Rhetoric's website


Figure of emphasis that occurs through the repetition of initial consonant letters (or sounds)


Figure of explication using a brief or casual reference to a famous person, historical event, place, or work of art.


Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or terms in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of the next sentence, clause, or phrase


A form of reasoning employing comparative or parallel cases.


Figure of repetition of the initial word(s) over successive phrases or clauses.


A figure of addition that occurs when a concluding sentence, clause, or phrase is added to a statement which purposely diminishes the effect of what has been previously stated.


Figure of emphasis in which the words in one phrase or clause are replicated, exactly or closely, in reverse grammatical order in the next phrase or clause


Figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are intentionally juxtaposed, usually through parallel structure

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