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Abstract
Opposite of concrete. Differentiating between different aspects or qualities in stuff.
Allegory
A narrative that represents concepts apart from the literal meaning of a story. The underlying meaning usually has a moral, social, religious and so on c
Anaphora
The same expression (word or words) is used at the beginning of atleast two sentences.
Anastrophe
An inversion of the usual, logical order of things.

Ex. Cheap one night hotels becomes one-night cheap hotels.
Antecedent
The actual noun a pronoun refers to.
Antithesis
a balancing of one term against another for emphasis. Strongly contrasting words, sentences, clauses, ideas.
Aphorism
A bold statement of a principle or idea.
Call to action
writing that urges people to do something
Chiasmus
a type of balance in which the second part is balanced against the first but with the part reversed.

ex. Foul is fair, and fair is foul.
Conceit
An elaborate figure of speech comparing two very dissimilar things.
Concrete
actual things, instances or experiances.
Denotation
specific exact definition of a word.
Doublespeak
language used to distort and manipulate rather than communicate.
Ellipsis
the omission of a word or words necessary for complete construction.

Ex. I love English as much as she
Enthymeme
An argument in which an idea is understood but not stated.