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Polysyndeon
the use of many conjunctions
Asyndeton
the omission of conjunctions
anadiplosis
repetitiom of last word of one clause at the begining of the following clause
chiasmus
an inverted relationship between the syntactic elements of parallel phrases

"to stop too fearful, and too faint to go"
Parallelism
similarity in structure in a pair or series of words, phrases, or clauses
antithesis
the comparison of contrasting ideas, often in parrel structure.
synecdoche/metonymy
a part stands for the whole

"all hands on deck"
anaphora
repition of the same word or group of words at the begining of successive clauses
epistrophe
repitition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses
Anthimeria
noun changed to a verb
Ellipsis
the deliberate omission of a word or words which are implied by the context