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Tropes and Schemes
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Any artful variation from the typical arrangement of words in a sentence
An artful variation from the typical or expected way a word or idea is expressed
Recurrent similarity in the text
"He was running while I was walking"
Establishing clear difference between two ideas by placing them together or through juxtaposition.
"That's on small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Reversing the order of repeated words to intensify final formulation or to show contrast.
Reverse parallelism in AB-BA form.
"I gladly forgot that I had ran slowly"
Word or phrase inserted in the middle of a sentence
A noun or noun substitute placed next to another noun to describe the noun.
"The pianist, Mr. Bill, forgot to show up at the show"
Omission of conjunctions
"I like apples, bananas, grapes, pineapples."
Adding extra conjunctions
"We swam, and biked, and ran, and climbed."
Asserting something by pointedly seeming to ignore/deny it
"You need not be reminded that you have a test tomorrow."
Recurrence of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
"Imma a sneaky snake."
repetition of similar consonant sounds
"all mammals named Pam are clammy"
Repeating the same word/phrase at the beginning of successive phrases/clauses
"To live is the dream, to live is be....... etc"
Similar vowel sounds repeated
"Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe."
Repeating the same word/phrase at the end of successive phrase/clauses.
Repeating the last word of one phrase at the beginning of the next.
"I was walking towards school. School was not where I wanted to be."
Arranging word in order of importance
"I was first in the race, best in the state, champion of the world."
Having the same word at the beginning and end of the sentence
"Water all around, all I could see was water"
Repetition of one word.
"The jungle is lush, lush, lush."
Substitute an attribute with the name of a person know for that attribute.
"Sure he's got a good arm, but he's no Favre."
Connecting/yoking scheme. A word that doesn't fit with the pair
"There's people on the street using guns and knives, taking drugs and each others lives."
Asking a question and then answering it later on
Leave question raised, reader fills in the blanks
Compares two different things by speaking of one in terms of the other
"The furnace of hate burns in his soul"
metaphor where part stands for the whole
"I own a head of cattle"
The object chosen for the metaphorical image is closely associated with the subject to which it is being compared
"These orders are straight from the White House."
Animal/inanimate object having human like traits
"The old bridge struggled and protested until it finally gave up and collapsed."
Substitution of one part of speech for another.
"I've been mathed out"
Word whose pronunciation imitates the sound the word describes. "The buzzing bee swooshed past the flower."
"I had like 10000 hours of homework this weekend."
Denying the opposite of the word that would be used.
"The stove was not cool when he touched it"
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