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KAO English 11: Figures of Speech (w/o examples)
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figure of speech
An intended deviation from ordinary usage.
An effective grammatical mistake.
An omission of a conjunction.
The repetition of the word "and" at the beginning of successive phrases.
The repetition of the disjunctives, "neither" and "not" or "either" and "or."
Two or more words used, but one meaning intended.
A purposeful misspelling.
The addition of letters in the middle of the word in a purposeful misspelling.
The addition of letters to the end of a word in a purposeful misspelling.
The subtraction of letters from the beginning of a word in an intentional misspelling.
The subtraction of letters from the middle of a word in an intentional misspelling.
Subtraction of letters form the end of a word in an intentional misspelling.
The substation of one or more letters in a word in an intentional misspelling.
The rearrangement of one or more letters in a word in an intentional misspelling.
The general name for the omission of one or more words.
The yoking of a verb to more than one subject while grammatically it strictly refers to only one of them.
The yoking of a verb to more than one subject with a different meaning implied in reference to each subject.
A phrase or sentence in which the omitted material is not betrayed by the words which remain.
The intentional omission of a verb.
An abbreviation of a syllogism, where one or more of the premises is missing.
The omission of one or more whole clauses which are not logically implied by the remaining text.
The intentional omission of the last part of a sentence or the last part of a thought.
To talk about not being able to talk about something.
Breaking a word in two, sometimes to put another word in the spot.
The deviation from ordinary word order.
The reversal of word order.
The reversal of temporal order in a sentence.
A reversal which seems to change the sense of a sentence.
Parenthetical addition by way of explanation.
An exchange of words or a substation of one for another.
The substitution of one part of speech for another.
The substitution of a prepositional phrase for an adjective.
The substitution of one word for another related word.
The double substitution of a word for a related word.
An apparently inappropriate substitution of one word for another.
The substitution of a part for a whole.
The addition of superfluous words.
The addition of a word to emphasize what follows.
The substitution of more for fewer words.
Repetition using other words.
The repetition of ideas by negation.
Addition by correction.
The repetition of the same word or root in different grammatical forms.
Repetition in different senses.
Repetition in a general and restricted sense.
The repetition of grammatical forms.
Irregular repetition of a word or phrase.
Repetition with only a word or two between.
Repetition at the beginning.
Repetition at the end.
Repetition at the beginning and the end.
Repetition of the beginning at the end.
Repetition of the beginning.
Repetition of an end at the next beginning.
Repeated repetition of an end at the next beginning.
Arrangement in ascending order.
Repetition in reverse order.
Epanodos at the level of the passage.
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