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the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in parallel structure
similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
inversion of the natural or usual word order
insertion of some verbal unit in a position that interrupts the normal syntactical flow of the sentence
placing side by side two coordinate elements, the second of which serves as a renaming of the first
deliberate omission of a word or of words which are readily implied by the context
deliberate omission of conjunctions between a series of related clauses.
deliberate use of many conjunctions
repetition of initial or medial consonants in two or more adjacent words
repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginnings of successive clauses
repetition of words, in successive clauses, in reverse grammatical order
arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of increasing importance
old-fashioned or outdated word choice
newly created word; opposite of "archaism"
a complete enumeration of items
a sentence that completes the main idea the beginning of the sentence, and then builds and
a sentence that makes a statement
a sentence that expresses strong feeling by making an exclamation
sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action (often in a "Let us" form)
sentence that commands, enjoins, implores, or entreats
a sentence that asks a question
sentence whose main clause is withheld until the end.
a comparison between something familiar and something unfamiliar. Generally used to develop an argument.
a sudden turn from the general audience to address an imaginary person, abstract quality, or idea.
a bitter, abusive speech
the substitution of an agreeable or at least non-offensive expression for one whose plainer meaning might be harsh or unpleasant.
deliberate use of understatement, not to deceive someone but to enhance the impressiveness of what we say.
a figure of speech in which something related to the word stands in for what is meant
repetition of the same word with two different meanings
use of words alike in sound, but different in meaning
use of a single word understood differently in relation to two other words, which it describes in a grammatically or idiomatically incompatible manner.
a figure of speech in which a part of something stands for the whole
an implied or indirect reference to a literary or artistic work, or to an event
the use of exaggerated terms for the purpose of emphasis or heightened effect
use of a word in such a way as to convey a meaning opposite to the literal meaning of the word
an implied comparison between two things of unlike nature that yet have something in common
use of words whose sound echoes the sense
the yoking of two terms which are ordinarily contradictory
an apparently contradictory statement that nevertheless contains a measure of truth
investing abstractions or inanimate objects with human qualities or abilities
asking a question, not to ask something but to assert or deny something obliquely
an explicit comparison between two things of unlike nature that yet have something in common
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