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10 terms

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Polyptoton
Repetition of words derived from the same root.
Antanaclasis
Repetition of a word in two different senses.
Paranomasia
Use of words alike in sound but different in meaning.
Periphrasis/ Antonomasia
Substitution of a descriptive word or phrase for a proper name or of a proper name for a quality associated with the name.
Personification/ Prosopopoeia
Investing abstractions or inanimate objects with human qualities or abilities.
Rhetorical Question/ Erotema
Asking a question, not for the purpose of eliciting an answer, but for the purpose of asserting or denying something obliquely.
Irony
Use of a word in such a way as to convey a meaning opposite to the literal meaning of the word
Onomatopoeia
Use of words whose sound echoes the sense.
Paradox
An apparently contradictory statement that nevertheless contains a measure of truth.
Parody
To take a usually serious topic and turn them into humor to entertain.