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the inversion of the usual order of words or clauses ex: anything Yoda says
the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant ex: pen mightier than sword
realism (literary movement)
19th century. Writings were based on careful observations of ordinary life. Often focused on middle and lower classes of society and attempted to present life objectively and honestly without idealism and sentimentality. ex: Huck Finn
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite. ex: "not bad"
a construction in which one word is used in two different senses ex: "After he threw the ball, he threw a fit."
the use of more conjunction than is necessary ex: "I ate the corn and the beans and the bread and the turkey"
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love. ex: "oh! stars and clouds and winds, ye are all about to mock me; if ye really pity me, crush sensation and memory; let me become as naught; but if not, depart, depart, and leave me in darkness." Frankenstein
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead. ex: "o captain my captain"
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. ex: "this statement is false"
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