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Asyndeton
purposeful omission of conjunctions, " I saw; i came; i conquered." It speeds up the rythm
Polysndenton
purposeful insertion of extra conjunctions. THe author wants to slow the rythm down and emphasize( Okefonokee swamp)
Anaphora
repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences ( "I have a dream)
Epistrophe
repetition of the same word or words at the end of phrases, clause, or sentences( of the people, for the people)
Anadiplosis
repetition of the last word of a phrase clause, or sentence as the first word of the next phrase, clause of sentence( let him see a land--a land where)
Epanalepsis
repetition of the same word at the beginning and end of the same phrase, clause or sentence( John is concerned about the well-being of John)
Antimetabole
repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order( ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country)
Chiasmus
slight subtle difference, type of rhetorical balance which the second part is syntatically balanced against the first but with the parts reversed ( Flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike) or "workds without show, and without pomp presides).