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syntax
the sequence or structure of the words
asyndeton
the omission of conjuctions
polysyndeton
the use of a number of conjunctions in a close succession
polysyndeton
the use of a number of conjunctions in close succession
parallelism
the use of identical syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases
isocolon
clauses are of the same size
chiasmus
basic pattern of antithetical inversion
anaphora
when you begin a series of expressions with the same word
restrictive vs. non-restrictive
clause necessary to the meaning of the sentence vs. not necessary
appositive
noun phrase that renames or describes another phrase
past perfect verb tense
refers to an event that has has completed before another event
subjunctive mood
expresses an action that is contrary to fact at present
present perfect verb tense
state resulting from previous action
conceit
an extended metaphor
diction
choice of words