AP Lit

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litotesstating the ovisismeiosisfrom the Greek meioun to diminish. Using a negative to diminish or understate.metonymysubstitution of one word for another which it suggests.paradoxreveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictorypunsa pun twists the meaning of words.synecdocheA figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole' offer your hand in marriage"; mouths in "hungry mouths to feed"; and wheels referring to a car.assonanceis the repetition of vowel sounds but not consonant sounds.ConsanceRepetition of consonant soundscaesurais a natural pause or break in a verse.enjambmentalso called run-on line. A line having no pause or end punctuation but having uninterrupted grammatical meaning continuing into the next line.