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repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses, repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as 'blatant' to mean 'flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: 'blind mouths')
understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
a misuse of words, especially through confusion caused by resemblance in sound., the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
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
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
The deliberate use of many conjunctions for special emphasis - to highlight quantity or mass of detail, or to create a flowing, continuous sentence pattern, using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in 'he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe
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