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the insertion of words, phrases, or a sentence that is not syntactically related to the rest of the sentence. It is set off by dashes or parentheses.
A noun, phrase or clause which follows a noun or pronoun and renames or describes the noun or pronoun.
A writing style that omits conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses
The deliberate use of many conjunctions between phrases, clauses, or words
Deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
words following each other or close together that start with the same consonant sound.
repetition of the last word at one clause and beginning of the next clause
Repetition of words, phrases, or clauses in order of increasing number or importance
repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect.
The repetition of similar grammatical or syntactical patterns. Phrase= more than a couple of words, but not a complete sentence
Parallel structure that juxtaposes contrasting ideas
A figure in which more than one item in a sentence is governed by a single word, usually a verb.
Words are repeated in different grammatical forms.
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it
To compare two unlike things using the connecting words like or as.
A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike things
metaphor where the part stands for the whole: seems more literal
A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated at a deeper level
Giving human qualities to something that is not human
A trope in which one substitutes a descriptive word or phrase for a proper noun
the use of similar or identical sounding words to create an alternate meaning to the sentence in which they are used.
A style of bitter irony intended to hurt or mock its target
a question that is asked merely for effects
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
A figure of speech that combines two usually contradictory terms in a compressed paradox
A sentence used to command, implore, enjoin, or entreat
Sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action
An ironic, sarcastic, or witty composition that claims to argue for something, but actually argues against it.
mild, indirect or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt form of an offensive term
Also known as overstatement; exaggeration used to emphasize a point.
a particular form of understatement generated by denying the opposite of the word which would otherwise be used
logical appeal of a speaker to main elements are evidence and reasoning
an appeal to one's emotions
speaker's credibility to speak about subject (whether automatic --someone well known, such as The Queen, Oprah, Stephen King--or earned through reputation and accomplishments.
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