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a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
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