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Metonoymy
A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty").
Hyperbole
use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech.
Oxymoron
combines contradictory terms
Pun
is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings
Metaphor
comparison not using like or as
Parodox
group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies logic or intuition
personification
giving life like qualitys to a dead thing
simile
comparison using like or as
Litotes
is a figure of speech in which understatement is employed for rhetorical effect when an idea is expressed by a denial of its opposite, principally via double negatives
Synecdoche
punish, alot of work I will lend a hand
Chiasmus
is the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the clauses display inverted parallelism
Anaphora
that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.
Antithesis
oppisite
Paralleslism
Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses.
Anastrophe
talks to inanimant things
asydeton
with out use of contractions
polysydeton
over use of contractions